Saturday, April 14, 2018

Germany: 3 Syrians arrested for belonging to ISIS

(Saarland,) German police have arrested 3 Syrian asylum seekers aged 21,23 and 27 on charges of belonging to ISIS.

The arrests took place after an employee at a refugee centre tipped them off after seeing a video of one the defendants  inside Syria armed to the teeth in military clothing. A six month investigation was instigated which revealed one of the detainees had tried to recruit fighters from Germany via the internet to take part in the civil war as members of the banned extremist group Ahrar al-Sham. The group belongs to the Salafist scene and wants to establish an Islamic state in Syria based on Sharia law. The others were said to have been members of the terrorist group "Islamic State" (IS) in Syria. Funny enough Two of the men are on a list of those people German police consider to be a terrorist threat.

As the evidence piled up arrest warrants and search warrants against the three men were issued  and the terrorist suspects were arrested on Thursday with support from special forces in Saarbr├╝cken and Saarlouis.