Istanbul night club shootout: Islamic State claims responsibility
Posted on: 02-01-2017 , 03:26:PM | DY365 Bureau
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Jan 2, 2016- The Islamic State on Monday claimed responsibility for carrying out a deadly attack at an Istanbul night club during the New Year festivities. The attack had left 39 people dead.
“In continuation of the blessed operations that Islamic State is conducting against the protector of the cross, Turkey, a heroic soldier of the caliphate struck one of the most famous nightclubs where the Christians celebrate their apostate holiday,” the statement said.
NATO member Turkey is part of the U.S.-led coalition against Islamic State and launched an incursion into Syria in August to drive the radical Sunni militants from its borders.