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Italian police on Tuesday arrested 13 alleged members of a mafia clan  engaged in a  turf  war with rival groups  for control  of the drugs  and extortion rackets around the Puglia capital,reports Ansa News

The suspects  supposedly belong to the powerful Campanale clan of the Puglian mafia, based in the San Girolamo neighbourhood of Bari.

They included Leonardo Campanale, 45, and his 28-year-old son Felice, respectively the son and grandson of the mobster Felice Campanale who was rubbed out  in a mafia ambush in summer 2013.

In total 11 people were taken to jail and two placed under house arrest   on  various charges including mafia and drugs-related crimes, and illegal weapons possession