Germany arrests two over ISIS, Syria rebel links

Two suspected ISIS supporters were arrested in western Germany Saturday. (File Photo: Reuters)

German prosecutors say they've detained two more people following weekend raids on suspected supporters of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group and an ultraconservative Syrian rebel organization, Ahrar al-Sham.

Two suspected ISIS supporters were arrested in western Germany Saturday. Authorities searched the homes of 13 more people suspected of links to the two groups.

Federal prosecutors said Monday that one of those people, a German-Moroccan dual national identified only as Mounir R., has now been taken into custody over accusations he provided ISIS with clothing worth 1,100 euros ($1,400) and transferred 1,000 euros to an ISIS member in Syria. They say he planned to leave for Syria soon himself.

Lebanese national Kassem El R. also was arrested, accused of organizing the delivery of military clothing and boots to Ahrar al-Sham.

 

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:42 - GMT 06:42
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