European police raids European jihadist network

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A picture made available 12 November 2015 shows Iraqi-born cleric Najmaddin Faraj Ahmad, known as Mullah Krekar, in court in Oslo, Norway, 14 August 2015. According to Italian police on 12 November 2015, several people, inlcuding Krekar, have been arrested in various European countries in a crackdown on an Islamist terrorist group. Police believe Mullah Krekar, currently imprisoned in Norway, to be the head of a terrorist cell which has allegedly planned violent acts and assasinations in Norway.

13 suspected of a jihadists network which sought recruits for Syria and Iraq were arrested in Italy, Norway and the UK


European police had a major success as it raided a European jihadist network which sought recruits for Syria and Iraq.

13 suspected member of the jihadist group were arrested in Italy, Norway and the UK, while police operations also took place in Germany, Finland and Switzerland.

Eurojust, which coordinated the police operations, under the leadership of the Italian desk, said in a press release that suspected leaders and several members of “Rawti Shax,” a terrorist organisation of Kurdish-...


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