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Italian Police Announce Arrests in Joint Europe Anti-terror Probe

在天安门的毛泽东像前面,武警升起国旗(2013年11月11日)。 1980年8月23日,意大利记者法拉奇在采访邓小平的时候说:中国人民在讲起四人帮时,伸出的却是五个手指。邓小平表示,毛主席的功绩是第一位的,错误是第二位的。法拉奇问邓小平:天安门上的毛主席像是否要永远保留下去?邓小平说永远要保留,永远不会撤下。但是另一方面,德国政治家阿登纳说过,历史是不承认“永远不会”的。
在天安门的毛泽东像前面,武警升起国旗(2013年11月11日)。 1980年8月23日,意大利记者法拉奇在采访邓小平的时候说:中国人民在讲起四人帮时,伸出的却是五个手指。邓小平表示,毛主席的功绩是第一位的,错误是第二位的。法拉奇问邓小平:天安门上的毛主席像是否要永远保留下去?邓小平说永远要保留,永远不会撤下。但是另一方面,德国政治家阿登纳说过,历史是不承认“永远不会”的。

Italian police announced Thursday a series of arrests in various European countries as part of a joint operation against suspected members of a terrorist group.

Authorities said the raids targeted members of a Norway-based Iraqi Kurdish recruitment ring that radicalizes prospects via the Internet and sends them to fight in Iraq and Syria alongside the Islamic State group.

At least six of the group's members were arrested in Italy, four in Britain and three in Norway.

In addition, Italian, German, Finnish, Norwegian, Swiss and British authorities conducted searches of 26 premises seizing items and documents.

Leader of ring

Italian authorities said the ideological leader of the ring was Najmuddin Faraj Ahmad who is in prison in Norway.

Eurojust, the European Union judicial cooperation agency, said some suspects could not be located and are believed to have traveled to Syria and Iraq to join jihadist organizations.

It said all are facing charges of international terrorism.

Ahmad founded Ansar al Islam and most recently Rawti Shax, which has a primary objective to "overthrow the current Iraqi Kurdish government and replace it with a caliphate governed by Sharia law."

Ahmad was jailed earlier this year after being found guilty of urging others to kill a Kurdish immigrant in Norway.

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