The Syrian nationals had been arrested within the nation over alleged “help actions” for a Jihadist group
Swiss legislation enforcement carried out a significant counter-terrorism operation on Thursday, detaining 4 suspects over alleged hyperlinks to a Syrian-based terrorist group.
The operation was commissioned by the Workplace of the Legal professional Basic of Switzerland (OAG), with seven properties searched concurrently in two cantons. It was not instantly clear whether or not any incriminating proof had been recovered in the course of the raids.
All 4 suspects – aged 28, 49, 53, and 57, respectively – are Syrian nationals, the OAG stated in an announcement. Two of the suspects had been dwelling in refugee asylums, whereas two others had been granted residence permits on different grounds, the physique famous.
“The suspects are believed to have carried out varied help actions for a terrorist group. The group involved is related with Jabhat Al-Nusra, the previous Syrian department of Al-Qaeda,” the workplace stated, referring to a Syrian-based Jihadist group at present often called Tahrir al-Sham (HTS).
The terrorist group remains to be lively within the nation, arguably remaining the primary power opposing Syria’s authorities after Islamic State (IS, previously ISIS) and lesser teams had been crushed in the course of the years-long battle within the nation.
The arrests come after a prolonged investigation, with three separate authorized proceedings on the suspects occurring between January and September 2022. The OAG hinted that international safety companies had been concerned within the case, however didn’t present any concrete data on the matter.
“As a part of the felony proceedings, the OAG has additionally been involved with a number of different nations by the use of worldwide mutual help,” it stated.
The OAG promised to offer additional updates on the case shortly. As of now, it stays unknown whether or not the suspects will stay in custody. “As at all times, the presumption of innocence applies to all 4 suspects,” the OAG famous.
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