Germany arrest three Syrians in ISIL related attacks in Paris

Three Syrian nationals suspected of being ISIS members were arrested Tuesday in Germany, and are being investigated in connection with November's deadly terror attacks in Paris, authorities said.

The investigation into one of them has revealed he had links to a network of people that were involved in a gunman's thwarted August 2015 attack on a Paris-bound train, a source briefed by German officials told CNN on condition of anonymity.

Information gathered so far seems to indicate that the three -- arrested Tuesday morning in the northern state of Schleswig-Holstein by special police forces -- were brought to Europe by the same organization of smugglers that imported the Paris attackers, German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said in Berlin.

Their travel documents also appear to have originated from the same forger, de Maiziere said.

The three -- two Syrian teenagers and one man in his 20s, identified as Mohamed A. -- came to Germany in the middle of November 2015 via Turkey and Greece, the German Federal Prosecutor's Office said.

Tuesday's arrests come as European security officials hunt for people connected to those whokilled at least 130 people in gunfire and suicide bombings at six locations in the Paris area on November 13.

European security officials had estimated that 30 to 40 suspected ISIS terrorists who helped support the November Paris attacks are still at large, CNN reported last week.
The suspects are also being investigated for ties to a terrorist attack on a train in August of last year that was thwarted by three Americans on the train.  They were provided with their bogus passports by ISIL as well as cash according to investigators.

This is more evidence of how ISIL exploited the refugee crisis it created to send mass murderers into Europe.  There is no way of knowing if similar groups were sent to the US with Syrian refugees.


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