Terrorists from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) have advanced plans to murder Jewish children in Turkey, targeting kindergartens, schools, and youth centers, the Sky News website reveals exclusively today (March 29, 2016).
Information on an "imminent" attack was obtained from six operatives from the IS Caliphate who were arrested in the southern Turkish city of Gaziantep over the last week.
The most likely target of the attack is Istanbul's synagogue in Beyoglu, which also has a community center and a school attached to it.
"In light of these circumstances, extraordinary security measures are being taken above and beyond the high alert level already in place by the Turkish police, as well as vigilance within the Jewish community," an intelligence source told Sky News. "This is more than a credible threat. This is an active plot," the source added.