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Two arrested in Denmark on suspicion of attempting to ship drones to Daesh

Iran Press TV

Thu Sep 27, 2018 08:51AM

Danish police say two people have been detained in the capital, Copenhagen, on suspicion of purchasing drones bound for the Daesh terror group mainly active in the Middle East.

The arrests were made on Wednesday during raids by police in cooperation with security and intelligence forces in the Danish capital and its vicinity, according to a police statement.

The detainees are believed to be members of a broader Daesh-linked network in the Scandinavian country, which ships drones and other military supplies to the world's most notorious terror group.

Police said the pair faces charges of seeking to collaborate with terrorists abroad and will appear in court later on Thursday, without giving information on their identities.

Prosecutors want the hearing to take place behind closed doors as the investigation is still underway.

Local Danish media have described both suspects as being 29 and residents of Copenhagen.

Last year, a man was arrested in Denmark for allegedly shipping drones, drone components and infrared cameras to Daesh through Turkey.

Daesh began to recruit hundreds of European nationals in 2014, when it unleashed a campaign of death and destruction in Iraq and Syria and captured swathes of land there.

There have been growing concerns in European countries over the return of their radicalized citizens now that Daesh has lost its territorial rule in the two Middle Eastern states.

Over the past years, several European capitals have been hit by terror attacks claimed by Daesh, the bloodiest of which left 130 people dead in the November 2015 Paris attacks in France.

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