Thursday 27 July, 2017
deutschenews24.de
Germany

3 arrested on suspicion of supporting terrorist group

News Desk
Published: 23 November 2016 Wednesday, 08:03  AM

3 arrested on suspicion of supporting terrorist group

Bonn, Nov 22 (deutschenews24.de/dpa) --   Three Germans of Syrian descent were arrested in Germany on Tuesday on suspicion of supporting Ahrar al-Sham, a major hardline Islamist faction fighting to overthrow Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

The prosecutor`s office in Karlsruhe, which deals with all terrorism-related cases, said that the three men - aged 36, 36 and 39 - had been arrested in Bavaria, Lower Saxony and Berlin on suspicion of supporting a terrorist organization.

One of the suspects is thought to have provided cash and technical support to the group, while another is suspected of organizing a pickup truck and an ambulance for Ahrar al-Sham`s fighters, the prosecutor`s office said.

deutschenews24.de/mm