Greek police arrest Syrian over suspected Daesh link

Greek police officers found data on his phone that they said support the allegations of Daesh links. (AFP)
Updated 20 October 2017
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Greek police arrest Syrian over suspected Daesh link

THESSALONIKI, Greece: Greek police said Friday they have arrested a Syrian man over suspected links to the Daesh, after his wife complained to authorities that he was beating her and that he was a jihadist supporter.
The 32-year-old was arrested on Thursday in the northeastern town of Alexandroupoli, where the couple live with their two young children.
Police searched their home after the woman filed a complaint of domestic violence and alleged he supported Daesh.
Officers found data on his phone that they said support the allegations of Daesh links, a police official said.
The couple arrived in Greece in June 2016, landing on the island of Leros following the peak of the migrant crisis.


Swedish police arrest terrorist suspect with foreign links

Updated 13 December 2018
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Swedish police arrest terrorist suspect with foreign links

STOCKHOLM: Swedish security police said on Thursday they had arrested a person suspected of plotting a terrorist crime as well as illegal weapons possession in a case with connections abroad.
The SAPO security police said they made raids in western Sweden following extensive information-gathering. Several people were being interviewed in addition to the person arrested.
“The person has carried out preparations for the suspected terror crime for some time and there are international connections,” SAPO said, without giving an identity.
Police spokesman Gabriel Wernstedt declined to say which countries the case was linked to, but said the operation had no known links to a gun attack on a Christmas market in Strasbourg on Tuesday. French police are still hunting a man suspected of killing at least two people.
Sweden, where an Uzbek asylum seeker mowed down pedestrians with a truck and killed five people in Stockholm last year, has kept its terrorist threat level unchanged at elevated, which is a three on a scale of five.