Coordinated European Raids Target Ring Supporting Terrorist Groups

November 12, 2015 2:19 PM

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Coordinated European Raids Target Ring Supporting Terrorist Groups

ROME — The authorities arrested 15 people in four European countries on Thursday, breaking up what officials called a terrorist network that sought to overthrow the Kurdish government in northern Iraq and to recruit militants to fight in Iraq and Syria.

The arrests — seven in Italy, four in Britain, three in Norway and one in Finland — were the result, officials said, of a four-year investigation led by the Italian authorities into Rawti Shax, an organization headed by an Iraqi Kurdish cleric based in Norway.

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