A statement from Germany’s Federal Public Prosecutor’s office on Tuesday confirmed earlier media reports that federal police and agents from Germany’s GSG 9 special operations unit were involved in pre-dawn raids against terror suspects.
Three men were arrested in the raids. All three are Syrian nationals and the prosecutor’s office listed their names as Mahir Al-H. (17), Mohamed A. (26), and Ibrahim M. (18). The full names of criminal suspects in Germany are usually not released by officials.
The men are suspected of being members of a foreign terror organization, the so-called “Islamic State” (“IS”). According to the investigation so far, the three came to Germany in November with the intention of “carrying out a previously determined order [from IS] or to await further instructions.”