German intelligence part of secret anti-terror unit targeting returning IS fighters – report

Germany’s intelligence agency, the Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND), has been taking part in a secretive US-led anti-terror operation known as “Gallant Phoenix,” which targets European jihadis returning home from Syria and Iraq.

According to a report in German weekly Der Spiegel on Saturday, the BND joined the secret operation back in October.

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