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Iraq Suspected of Recruiting for Attacks

Investigators on Thursday questioned an Iraqi suspected of recruiting Islamic fighters to carry out attacks against U.S. forces in Iraq, following similar arrests last week in Hamburg and Milan. The earlier arrests were part of an Italian probe into a cell thought to be recruiting fighters or suicide bombers for the northern Iraq-based militant group Ansar al-Islam. German officials Thursday suggested the latest arrest, in Munich, was linked. “Almost all of the people arrested in recent times had contact among each other,” Ulrich Kersten, head of Germany’s Federal Criminal Office, told a news conference, without elaborating. Munich police arrested the Iraqi on Tuesday at the southern German city’s main train station fearing he was about to flee the country, prosecutor August Stern said. Full Story

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