Iraqi Man Linked to ISIS Arrested in Germany

An Iraqi man, Mahmoud A., suspected of affiliation with ISIS was arrested in Germany for allegedly planning attacks since his arrival in 2022. He is accused of joining ISIS in Iraq in 2016. He remains in custody, suspected of membership in a foreign terrorist organization.

PTI | Berlin | Updated: 20-06-2024 15:43 IST | Created: 20-06-2024 15:43 IST
Iraqi Man Linked to ISIS Arrested in Germany
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An Iraqi man, accused of preparing to carry out attacks for the Islamic State (ISIS) after he arrived in Germany in 2022, was arrested, prosecutors announced Thursday.

The suspect, identified as Mahmoud A. per German privacy laws, was taken into custody on Wednesday in Esslingen, near Stuttgart, according to a statement by federal prosecutors. A judge has ordered him held on suspicion of being a member of a foreign terrorist organization, pending a potential indictment.

Mahmoud A. allegedly joined ISIS in Iraq in or before May 2016 and fought for the extremist group. Prosecutors said he came to Germany in October 2022 with intentions to commit attacks on behalf of ISIS, though it is unclear if any specific plans had been made.

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