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Visa for Terror Suspect Prompts Inquiry

Germany’s foreign ministry has pledged to investigate the procedures that allowed a suspected Algerian terrorist to be granted a visa to live in Germany and remain there after his name appeared on an EU terror list. The German Foreign Ministry will launch an inquiry into how a member of two Algerian militant Islamist groups, personally ranked 20 on a recently published European Union list of suspected terrorists, was granted a visa to live in Germany. The 32-year-old man, Sofiane Yacine F, a member of outlawed terror organizations Al Takfir and Al Hijra, was granted the necessary legal documents to reside in the northern German state of Schleswig-Holstein after applying for a visa while living in Algiers in 2003. Full Story

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