Key Isis recruiters arrested in Germany: report
German authorities arrested five men alleged to be key links in terror group Isis’ recruitment network on Tuesday morning, according to the Süddeutsche Zeitung (SZ).
Among the men – who are charged with supporting a foreign terror organization – is a 32-year-old known as “the preacher without a face”, an Iraqi by birth known as Abu Walaa.
According to SZ information, authorities have long considered Abu Walaa to be one of the central figures in the German Islamist scene.
The arrests come after a year-long investigation into Abu Walaa and his inner circle, who investigators believe recruited young Muslims to travel to Syria to fight for Isis, supporting them logistically and financially.