Austrian Police Arrest Three Terror Suspects In Asylum Homes

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Three migrants, who are thought to be members of the Al-Nusra Front and a Shia militia, were arrested by Austrian police at asylum homes in Tirol. The three migrants who were arrested by Austrian police in Tirol are said to have been members of terrorist militia groups in both Iraq and Syria. National Police Director Helmut Tomac said: “The refugees are said to have fought among other militias in Syria and Iraq or helped those that are classified as terrorist organisations in Austria.” One of the men, a 27-year-old Syrian, is also said to have been involved in the executions of at least 20 soldiers in President Bashar Assad’s Syrian Arab Army, Kronen Zeitung reports. All three men, a 27-year-old Syrian and two Iraqis aged 19 and 28, were housed in separate asylum homes across the region of Tirol. Peter Oehm, Director of the State Office for Protection of the Constitution, Austria’s domestic intelligence service, said: “The 27- year-old Syrian is suspected of being a member of Jabhat al-Nusra or Kataib Al Farouq in the Syrian civil war between 2011 and 2014 and while fighting the regime shot supporters and troops of Assad.” The Syrian is said to have confessed to killing at least 20 soldiers