Interpol lists 6 Europeans suspected of being Daesh terrorists

Published 03.08.2017 23:16

Global police agency Interpol has compiled a list of 173 suspected Daesh terrorists believed to have been trained to commit suicide attacks, according to German newspaper Die Welt.

It was reported that 132 people on the list were from Iraq, North Africa, Gulf states, Tajikistan and Bangladesh. Six people on the list are said to be European citizens coming from Germany, Belgium, France, the Netherlands and Bosnia. The person with a Daesh connection is reportedly a 27-year-old German citizen from Solingen, North Rhine-Westphalia. It was alleged that names on the list are based on information collected by American intelligence when local Daesh headquarters in Syria and Iraq were captured during the latest operations. According to Die Welt, American intelligence services examined this list and sent it to Interpol via the FBI.

Interpol also reported that the list was forwarded to the police in Europe in May. European counterterror networks are worried Daesh losing ground in Syria and Iraq increases the risk of suicide bombers heading to Europe. Since the operation to retake Mosul began nine months ago, 25,000 Daesh militants have reported to have been killed, an Iraqi commander said. The details of the Mosul operation reveal that more than 450 suicide bombers were killed during the operation.

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