Italian police arrested four Tunisians and a Moroccan in the Bologna, Ravenna, and Como areas on suspicion of recruiting volunteers to fight against the US and other coalition troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.
They made the arrests in dawn raids in the
All six "are accused of criminal association with the aim of international terrorism, and two of them also of serious fraud to fund terrorism", Vincenzo Ciarambino of the
Interior Minister Roberto Marino said in a statement that the arrests "confirm that Islamic terrorism is deeply rooted in our territory and that we must keep our guard up against it".
Police said the leader of the group was a veteran of the independence struggle in
The group is suspected of recruiting North Africans in Italy and sending them for training in
Date created : 2008-08-09