Raids in Berlin over suspected recruitment for ISIL

German police say they have carried out several raids in Berlin targeting people suspected of recruiting for ISIL Syria.

Raids in Berlin over suspected recruitment for ISIL

World Bulletin / News Desk

German police said they had conducted eight raids in Berlin on Tuesday targeting individuals suspected of inciting people to go and fight for ISIL in Syria.

The raids began at 6:30am (0430 GMT) and targeted, among others, a 51-year-old Moroccan, suspected of recruiting for the group, police said in a statement.

A 19-year-old Macedonian thought to be currently in Syria is also suspected of involvement in the recruitment drive, it said.

One raid was conducted at an association adjoining a mosque in Berlin's central Tempelhof-Schoeneberg district, the statement said.

German intelligence estimates that some 600 Germans have joined groups in Syria and Iraq.


Güncelleme Tarihi: 22 Eylül 2015, 10:09