Suspected leader of terror cell used three aliases to enter Germany

The suspected ringleader of an Islamist terrorist cell arrested in a raid in Germany used at least three aliases in his attempt to enter Germany by posing as a refugee, security sources tell dpa.

The 34-year-old Algerian man, named only as Farid A in keeping with German privacy laws, used his own and three other names, while his 27-year-old wife used one name aside from her own.

The alleged members of Islamic State posed as refugees travelling along the Western Balkan route with their two infant children.

Last update: Fri, 05/02/2016 - 14:24
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