All self inflicted…….
Mosques and flats are stormed by 800 Austrian police in huge anti-terror raids to break network of preacher who brainwashed teenagers to fight for ISIS
- Several people have been arrested after the huge anti-terror raids in Austria
- Hundreds of police entered apartments and unofficial mosques in the two cities
- Raids targeted former Yugoslavians suspected of establishing jihadist network
Mosques and flats have been stormed by 800 Austrian police in a bid to break the network of a preacher suspected of brainwashing teenagers to fight for ISIS.
Authorities say eight people have been arrested after the huge anti-terror raids which took place across Graz and in the capital Vienna.
Officers entered apartments and unofficial mosques in the two cities as part of the crackdown, which targeted people from the former Yugoslavia suspected of establishing a jihadist network in Austria, according to Austrian media.
The raids were reportedly not connected to last week’s arrest of a suspected 17-year-old Islamist extremist in Vienna.
Instead, police said the raids allegedly focused on the network of a Muslim preacher from Bosnia who was jailed for 20 years last July in Graz for recruiting young fighters to ISIS.