DEBKAfile was founded by a team of journalists in June 2000 as an independent Internet Web site, providing an intelligence and security news service. November 8, 2016, 5:50 PM (IDT)
German police have arrested five people in northern and western Germany suspected of recruiting fighters for the Islamic State and helping them reach conflict zones, mainly Syria. They also searched a mosque in Hildesheim near Hanover. Among the people arrested, they identified a senior Islamic State imam, 32-year old Iraqi Ahmad Abdulaziz Abdullah, who was known as the “preacher without a face” from his videos calling on the faithful to fight for ISIS with his back to the camera..
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