Isis has advanced plans to carry out a terror attack heavily targeting Jewish children in Turkey, according to intelligence officials.
Sky News reports that six operatives from the terror group, arrested in the Turkish city of Gaziantep last week, revealed information about an “imminent” attack.
Istanbul’s synagogue in Beyoglu is understood to be the most probable target of the allegedly impending attacks, which has a community centre and school attached to it.
Kindergartens, schools and youth centres for Jewish children are at the centre of the plans, according to reports.
An intelligence source told Sky News, “This is a more than credible threat. This is an active plot,” adding the information gathered from the operatives indicated an imminent attack that could be “in the next 24 hours or next few days”.
The source said that in response to the threat, intensive security measures were being put in place, including “undercover” and “covert” round-the-clock terror measures.