BREAKING: Escaped Terrorist on the Run
This weekend, while Americans celebrated the new year, Turkey suffered another catastrophe. A man dressed as Santa Claus entered a nightclub and executed nearly 40 people. As the Telegraph reports, he's still at large:
More than two dozen foreign nationals celebrating the start of the new year in Istanbul were among the victims of a shooting spree at a popular nightclub that left 39 dead and dozens wounded.
Turkish police were on Sunday hunting an unidentified gunman who opened fire in the early hours of 2017 in the Reina club, one of the city's most famous venues.
The attacker left his gun before "taking advantage of the chaos" and fleeing the scene, Binali Yildirim, Turkey's prime minister, said.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan condemned the attack, which left 69 wounded, and offered condolences for those who lost their lives, including "foreign guests".
Turkey has condemned the attack as terrorism, and earlier today, reports emerged that the Turks have retaliated against ISIS:
Aerial footage shows aircraft flattening Islamic State hideouts with missiles close to the towns of al-Bab, Tadif and Bazgah in the north of the war-torn country.
Turkey’s military reported it had been successful in wiping out 22 of the group’s militants in Syria as part of its ongoing operation dubbed 'Euphrates Shield'.
A video shows a huge explosion as Turkish forces devastated targets with the help of Russian forces on Monday.
We will update this story as more information becomes available.