Selfie recovered from suspect’s, (“Abu Muslim Horasani”) I- phone.
Horasani: Code name of Daesh terrorist behind Istanbul attack
Additional footage of gunman behind Istanbul attack released
Turkish police have detained 20 Daesh suspects on Wednesday in the western city of Izmir in connection with the armed assault in an Istanbul nightclub which killed 39 people and wounded 65 on New Year’s Day.
Turkish anti-terror teams conducted an operation in four addresses in Izmir’s Bornova and Buca districts.
Twenty suspects have been detained over the attack so far, which Daesh has claimed, while NTV reported that two foreign nationals had been detained at Istanbul’s main Ataturk airport.
Of the 20 suspects, 11 are women from Dagestan, East Turkestan and Syria.
A sniper rifle, night vision binoculars, bandoleer, backpack, GPS and other military equipment were seized.
The suspects allegedly stayed with the gunman at the same terror cell in Konya.
Security forces are narrowing in on the Daesh terrorist who opened fire on New Year’s Eve revelers at Istanbul’s Reina nightclub in Ortaköy.
The gunman, who fled after the attack by blending into the crowd of fleeing victims, remains at large.
Authorities have released security camera images of the alleged killer, who shot dead a police officer and civilian outside the venue on the European shore of the Bosporus before entering and opening fire on New Year’s Eve revelers.
New footage of the gunman responsible for Istanbul’s New Year’s Eve terror attack at the Reina nightclub in Ortaköy has emerged. In footage obtained by Yeni Şafak daily, it has been revealed that the gunman left his house at 10:49 p.m.The identity of the gunman has not been made known to the public. The gunman is allegedly Uyghur, and moved to Konya with his family in November 2016. His family has been taken into custody. Video: More footage of gunman responsible for Istanbul attack emerges The search for the gunman behind Istanbul’s New Year’s Eve terror attack at the Reina nightclub in Ortaköy has resulted in the detainment of 16 suspects. Istanbul Police Headquarters detained suspects who were linked to the gunman.Footage of the terrorist on a stake-out in the major tourist district of Taksim Square has also emerged.The New Year’s Eve attack killed 39 people and wounded 65, four of whom are in critical condition. Video: Gunman responsible for Istanbul attack did a stake-out in Taksim Square Within the seven minute massacre, the gunman changed multiple clips and fired 120 bullets.After opening fire on the New Year’s Eve revelers, the gunman approached the victims and shot them within close range one by one.Reuters reported that Daesh claimed responsibility for the New Year’s Eve attack.Only days before the attack, an online message from a pro-Daesh terrorist group called for attacks by “lone wolves” on “celebrations, gatherings and clubs.”Galeri: New Year’s Eve nightclub attack in Istanbul 2 foreign nationals detained at Istanbul airport over nightclub attack Istanbul attacker’s wife: I didn’t know of his Daesh link Identity of gunman behind Istanbul attack being revealed
7 minute massacre at Istanbul nightclub
The search for the gunman behind Istanbul’s New Year’s Eve terror attack at the Reina nightclub in Ortaköy is still under way. The attack killed 39 people and wounded 65, four of whom are in critical condition. How the gunman managed to escape is still under investigation, as he came to the club alone. Police have barricaded the Kuruçeşme neighborhood where the attack occurred. First victims shot at the door The unidentified gunman arrived at Reina in a taxi and was traveling with a backpack carrying a rifle and bullets. Security footage outside the club shows the gunman in a black coat. Upon arriving, he opened fire at the police officer and security guard at the door and entered. The attack took place at approximately 01:20 a.m. Gunman carried ammunition in a backpack The gunman was carrying a backpack filled with ammunition, and Turkish security forces have said that he most likely had previous military training. The gunman opened fire inside Reina in an attack that lasted seven minutes. As one clip was emptied, the gunman took out another one from his backpack and continued firing. Hundred of bullets were fired. After the attack, the gunman took off his coat and changed his clothes. Gunman hid in the kitchen for 13 minutes The gunman went into the kitchen and hid for 13 minutes after changing his clothes. Victims scrambled to escape Reina, and some even jumped into the Bosphorus in panic. Upon hearing the sirens of the approaching police and ambulance, the gunman escaped the venue by blending into the crowd. Attacker must have had help from someone on the inside Security forces have stated that it is believed the gunman had came to Reina before on a stake-out, as he was very familiar with the layout of the club. Suspicions have been raised as to why the gunman was able to carry out the attack without any intervention. Police have said that they are investigating whether the gunman received help from someone on the inside. Reina’s security team did not make any attempts to stop the gunman. There are allegations that if the gunman did not escape via the Bosphorus, then he must have escaped using one of three exits that can only be accessed by the security team.Galeri: New Year’s Eve nightclub attack in Istanbul 540 guests were at Reina At the time of the attack, there were 540 guests at Reina. The gunman is believed to have visited Reina in the week prior to the attack, thus security footage from the around the area is being analyzed. Possible escape routes Police forces blocked off the district where the attack occurred, both on land and sea, in an attempt to find the unidentified gunman. Vehicles on the road where Reina is located were searched one by one, as were houses in the area. Allegations claiming the gunman escaped via the Bosphorus have emerged. Police searched the waters of the Bosphorus, but were not able to find the gunman. Security footage from Reina and nearby cameras are being analyzed. Video: Aerial view of Reina Nightclub Names of victims released Initial reports indicate that of the 39 people who lost their lives in the attack, 12 were Turkish, seven were Saudi Arabian, three were Iraqi, three were Jordanian, one was Indian, three were Lebanese, two were Tunisian, two were Moroccan and the remaining victims were from Canada, Syria, Quwait, Russia and Israel. As a result of the attack, 38 victims were shot dead and one victim was trampled to death as guests tried to escape. Video: Lebanese delegation arrives in Istanbul following New Year’s Eve terror attack Daesh claims responsibility for Istanbul attack Coat contents of gunman behind Istanbul’s Reina attack revealed
Daesh claims responsibility for Istanbul attack
Daesh terrorist organization has claimed responsibility for the Istanbul attack that killed at least 39 people and wounded dozens of others in the early hours of New Year’s Day. An attacker opened fire on party-goers at the Reina nightclub in Istanbul’s Ortaköy district. At least 39 people, including a police officer, died in the assault. Sixty-nine people were also injured in the incident.Nationals of Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Lebanon, Libya, Israel, India, a Turkish-Belgian dual citizen and a Franco-Tunisian woman were among those killed in the attack Only days before the attack, an online message from a pro-Daesh terrorist group called for attacks by “lone wolves” on “celebrations, gatherings and clubs”.Security services had been on alert across Europe for new year celebrations following an attack on a Christmas market in Berlin that killed 12 people. Video: Aerial view of Reina Nightclub ‘Terrorism cannot intimidate us’ says Turkish premier Victims of Istanbul terror attack identified 22 Daesh terrorists killed in Syrian operation: Turkish military