Jihadi Family Arrested In Austria

Police detained the 20-year-old German man of Turkish origin and a German-Iraqi woman, 33, on a train in Rosenbach in Austria on Saturday, police in southern Germany said.

Prosecutors in Munich in Bavaria state had issued arrest warrants for the pair amid a police inquiry into the suspected preparing of a grave seditious act of violence, the city’s police said in a statement.

The pair are alleged to have travelled to Syria in August “and joined there the armed fight by jihadist groupings”, it said.

“Notable is, that the woman also took her eight-year-old son on the trip to the crisis region,” it added.

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