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'Al Qaeda members' held in Turkish terror raids

STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • 120 arrested in Turkey in raids targeting al Qaeda
  • Captured include "higher-level members of the organization," reports say
  • Documents and weapons also captured, news agency says

(CNN) -- Authorities in Turkey have detained 120 people after raids targeting al Qaeda, the country's semi-official Anatolian News Agency reported Friday.

The operations unfolded Friday in 16 of the country's provinces and led to the capture of some "higher-level members of the organization," the news agency reported, without citing a source.

"Many important documents and weapons have been captured during the operations," the agency said.

The raids happened after police in Ankara, the capital, uncovered information last week that they passed along to investigators in Adana, in southeastern Turkey, the news agency said.

Authorities conducted raids in parts of Turkey that include Ankara, Istanbul, Bursa, Adana, Diyarbakir, according to the report.