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Police arrest terror suspects in Copenhagen raid

DANISH NEWS - Four men will appear in court Friday after being seized in an anti-terror raid in the Copenhagen suburb of Ishøj Thursday.

All four, who according to initial reports have all been foreign fighters in Syria, are suspected of breaking Denmark’s terrorism law which states that ‘letting oneself be recruited to commit acts of terrorism’ is punishable with up to six years in jail.

The police said in a press release: “The arrests were part of coordinated effort to prevent people being recruited by terrorist groups in war-torn zones in Syria and Iraq. The suspects were identified by investigations carried out in a close collaboration between Copenhagen Police and Danish Intelligence (PET).”

Police also found a haul of ammunition and weapons.

The four suspects will appear before a judge this morning in a ‘closed doors session’ with no public access.

Read DR story here (in Danish)

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