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Italy: Police arrest suspect in anti-terror raids

Italy, Rome
January 10, 2017 at 16:31 GMT -00:00 · Published

Italy's anti-terror squad arrested a 34-year-old man on suspicion of belonging to the Ansar Al-Sharia organisation in Rome on Tuesday.

The suspect, Saber. H., was previously known to the police as he had served a three year and eight month sentence for assaulting a police officer and possessing a weapon illegally. Authorities suspect the Tunisian was trying to recruit fellow prisoners to go to conflict zones and he may have wanted to go to Syria himself. However according to Italian police he did not plan to carry out an attack in Europe.

In a series of raids police officers targeted individuals they believe to be part of a terrorist organisation. They seized several items including a flag, passports, and a knife in the operation. No further arrests are expected to be made in connection with this case.

Credit: Polizia di Stato

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Italy's anti-terror squad arrested a 34-year-old man on suspicion of belonging to the Ansar Al-Sharia organisation in Rome on Tuesday.

The suspect, Saber. H., was previously known to the police as he had served a three year and eight month sentence for assaulting a police officer and possessing a weapon illegally. Authorities suspect the Tunisian was trying to recruit fellow prisoners to go to conflict zones and he may have wanted to go to Syria himself. However according to Italian police he did not plan to carry out an attack in Europe.

In a series of raids police officers targeted individuals they believe to be part of a terrorist organisation. They seized several items including a flag, passports, and a knife in the operation. No further arrests are expected to be made in connection with this case.

Credit: Polizia di Stato

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