Norway arrests three for aiding Syria's ISIL

The men, two of whom were born in the former Yugoslavia and another in Somalia, pose a threat to Norway and its allies, police said in a statement

Norway arrests three for aiding Syria's ISIL

World Bulletin/News Desk

Norway has arrested three people suspected of aiding Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Syria, at least two of which are accused of having joined the militant group as foreign fighters, Norwegian police said on Tuesday.

The men, two of whom were born in the former Yugoslavia and another in Somalia, pose a threat to Norway and its allies, police said in a statement.

"There are reasonable grounds to suspect two of the persons charged of having participated as foreign fighters for The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Syria," the Police Security Service said.

The police did not specify a charge for the third person but said all three are accused of providing either financial or material aid to the ISIL.

ISIL, a rogue and disowned Iraqi branch of Qaeda, is waging war and holds territory in both Iraq and Syria. It is also battling other Syrian rebel groups, and has already displaced tens of thousands of civilians.

Last Mod: 27 Mayıs 2014, 12:32
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