Terrorist Threat Grows Amid Turkish Bombing
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A deadly bomb attack in southern Turkey on Monday killed 32 people and left around 100 injured, according to Turkish officials. The attack took place in the Turkish town of Suruc, which is on Turkey’s border with Syria, and targeted young activists from the Socialist Youth Associations Federation (SGDF) discussing the reconstruction of Kobane, the Syrian town ruined by the ISIS. The ISIS forces were then driven away by Kurdish forces.
The attack is suspected to be caused by a female suicide bomber from the ISIS, however neither ISIS nor any other group or network has claimed responsibility for the deadly attack. According to the Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, a suspect has already been identified, although his or her name is not disclosed to the media
The prime minister also said that authorities are investigating whether the suspect was linked either internationally or domestically to the ISIS or any other terror group.
He also added that there is a “high probability” that the ISIS is responsible for the attack, but did not elaborate why he believes so.
Mr Davutoglu also answered the claims that the governing Justice and Development Party (AKP) could have done more to fight ISIS militants, saying that the government had “never tolerated any terrorist group.”
In other news, the U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron vowed to help the U.S. “destroy” the ISIS in Syria, which means U.K. forced could be ordered to join air strikes against the terrorist group.
David Cameron said he wanted the U.K. to “step up and do more” but he first needed to “take Parliament with him.”
When asked during an interview for U.S. TV channel NBC if it is in the plans to join air raids in Syria to ‘destroy’ the ISIS,Cameron said: “Look, we know that we have to defeat Isil, we have to destroy this caliphate, whether it is in Iraq or in Syria.”
He added that this is “a key part of defeating this terrorist scourge that we face.”
Both Cameron and the defense secretary Michael Fallon recently said they were thinking about extending the military air campaign against the ISIS in Syria after the Tunisian beach massacre that took place on June 26, in which 30 Britons were killed among the 38 dead.
Images via independent.co.uk, AFP Photo/Ilyas Akengin | Written by MYC Bulletin Writer Polina Tikhonova