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September 30, 2018 9:00 am

German Police Accuse Syrian Refugee of Plotting Chemical Attack in Israel ‎

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The Berlin skyline. Photo: Tanweer Morshed via Wikimedia Commons. – German police have arrested a Syrian refugee on ‎suspicion of plotting a chemical attack in Israel, ‎local media reported on Friday.‎

The suspect, 21, was allegedly actively recruiting ‎members for a cell that was to carry out the attack at the time of his arrest.

According to media reports, the suspect is believed to be affiliated with the ‎Islamic State group.‎

German police confirmed that the suspect was ‎detained last week after he was involved in a brawl ‎in a Berlin cafe. ‎

The suspicions against him arose following ‎information provided by German intelligence. Police ‎then began tracking the suspect via his cellphone ‎signal, but he was arrested only after the cafe ‎incident. ‎

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