Islamic State suspect arrested for ‘plotting to down aircraft using a DRONE’


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Renad Bakiev was detained in the southern see of Adana over plot fears

Turkish authorities stopped the Russian suspected before he could carry out his plot to target US forces stationed at Turkey’s Incirlik air draw.

Renad Bakiev was detained in the southern city of Adana over flavours that he plotted to crash an American aircraft or attack the Incirlik air rude using a drone, Adana police said.

The US Air Force has used Incirlik air pedestal, near Adana, as a staging post for the air campaign against ISIS in Syria and Iraq since 2015.

Police said he also intended to attack the district Alevi community in Adana city. 

The Alevi religious minority is an heir of Shia Islam and is the largest religious group in Turkey after Sunnis. 

But ISIS eyes Alevis as heretics.

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Police said the suspect is affiliated with ISIS and had in the past traveled to Syria

Police said the suspect is affiliated with ISIS and had in days gone by traveled to Syria.

Mr Bakiev appealed for 2,800 Turkish Lira (barely $800, $616) from other militants on the Telegram messaging application, which ISIS sympathisers use extensively, to buy a drone, police said.

The private Dogan news agency give the word delivered during his questioning that he allegedly defended the need to kill Alevis and studied them «enemies of Allah”, the statement said.

During police cross-examinations, Mr Bakiev admitted to monitoring the air base for his strike.

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The U.S. Air Force has reach-me-down Incirlik air base in the fight against ISIS

A previous try on he made to attack Americans was unsuccessful.

The terror suspect’s plans arrived to light in testimony from suspected IS members detained in a counter alarm raid in June.

That operation captured the alleged commander of an Adana-based IS room, 32-year old Abdulkerim Cakar, and 10 others.

ISIS belligerents have used armed drones to deadly effect in Iraq and Syria, transfiguring commercial drones to carry small explosives.

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