German sweep for Iraq terror funders yields three arrests

[JURIST] German authorities announced Tuesday that they have detained three men who allegedly spent thousands of dollars to fund the Ansar Al-Islam terror network [Wikipedia entry] in its terrorist attacks in Iraq. On Tuesday more that 150 German police officers raided two dozen properties in Germany and one in Switzerland in a search for evidence that Ansar was using areas of Europe for fundraising and smuggling activities. The sweep was the fourth since a December investigation when three Iraqis were arrested [JURIST report] on suspicion of trying to assassinate Iraqi interim Prime Minister Iyad Allawi [BBC profile]. Authorities have not yet fully identified the men arrested. The St. Petersburg Times has more.

 

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