Five people aged 26 to 50 years members of the German cell of the “Islamic state” (ISIS, DAISH, a terrorist group banned in Russia) – was arrested on the morning of November 8 in a special operation in the German Federal States of lower Saxony and North Rhine – Westphalia, for alleged links with ISIS. The terrorists among the citizens of Turkey, Germany and Cameroon, the young man with the German-Serbian citizenship, as well as the ringleader of the group – 32-year-old native of Iraq, Ahmad Abdullah Abdulaziz, known as Abu Walaa, or “the preacher without a face”.

According to the report , The New York Times, the alleged terrorists were arrested in two police raids, one of which was held in Hildesheim – the recognized center of ultra-conservative Muslim Salafis. According to BBC, the reason for the operation was the information allegedly obtained from a 22-year-old German jihadist Anil O., who for several months fighting in Syria for the Islamic state, before fleeing to Turkey and before returning to Germany in late September gave an interview in which he called Abu Walaa number one among German extremists. During the RAID, police searched the apartments of the detainees in the mosque near Hannover.

According to the German Prosecutor, the detainees were not associated with the Syrian Jaber al-Bakr, who was arrested in October on suspicion of preparing a terrorist attack in Berlin airport, and soon hanged himself in prison.

TASS said that the detainees allegedly formed a local cell, which included the recruitment of young Muslims, teaching them the Arabic language and indoctrination to participate in the war in Syria on the side of the Islamists.

For the first time, that among the detained terrorists may be the leader of the cell, Abu Walaa, on the morning of 8 November have suggested Süddeutsche Zeitung.

Other members of the terrorist group, 50-year-old Turk Hassan S. 36-year-old German, the Serbian Boban S. allegedly was responsible for the training of recruits Arabic and radical Islam. 27-year-old German, Mahmoud O. and 26-year-old Cameroonian Ahmed, F. I. suspected of organizing the departure of the conscripts in Syria.

The suspects for 8 and 9 November 2016, will appear before a Federal court, which is expected to issue a warrant for their arrest and will decide about putting them in a detention facility.

According to “Interfax”, the head of the Ministry of internal Affairs Thomas de maizière has responded to the detention of German Islamists, saying that strategically it is important to prevent the extent of radicalization of people in which they become terrorists. “We don’t want terrorism has taken its place in Germany. We
don’t want terrorism stemmed from Germany,” he said. In turn, the German Minister of justice Heiko Maas called the arrests are an important blow to the extremists in the country.

According to the latest data from the Federal criminal police office of the interior Ministry of Germany, in 2016 the focus of the intelligence services are about 450 Islamist potential terrorists and for the last 15 years the Department was able to prevent 11 terrorist attacks, preparing for the country.

Recall, November 3, 2016 in Berlin on suspicion of terrorism has been detained 27-year-old Syrian. It was later revealed that he is a citizen of Tunisia. According to the Prosecutor General’s office, he kept in touch with a member of ISIS that was in Syria and was responsible for operations abroad.

In Germany, the disclosed cell IG, verbovka Muslims for war in Syria, and its leader – “preacher without a face” Abu Walaa 09.11.2016

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