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A Lebanese man identified as Ismail I. was charged with membership in a terrorist organization after returning from fighting with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham in Syria; his brother Ezzeddine I. and a German identified as Mohammad Sobhan A. were charged with supporting a terrorist organization. At the time of his arrest, Ismail was on his way back to Syria with money, military equipment, and medicine that he had obtained with the help of the other two men. Authorities estimate that some 300 people have gone to Syria from Germany to fight, most of them German-born Muslims.
Police arrested a Somali man in Kehl in possession of a fake Kenyan passport and a fake Swedish visa last week; he said he was applying for asylum. Authorities are building an additional wall to protect the interim storage of nuclear materials at the Gundremmingen nuclear power plant against terrorist attacks.
A court is investigating Ismail I., 24, a Lebanese national suspected of fighting last year in Syria for the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham, and two of his accomplices; he was allegedly sent back to Germany by ISIS to procure money and supplies for the group. A court sentenced a Somali pirate chief to 12 years in prison on kidnapping and extortion charges.
The Interior Ministry outlawed the "Waisenkinderprojekt Libanon" (Orphan Children Project Lebanon) as the group serves as a front for Hezbollah fundraising, recruits fighters for Hezbollah, and supports families of suicide bombers. The ban was announced after a five-year investigation. Security forces also raided the group's properties in six states. The group's membership is estimated at 80; about 1,000 Hezbollah supporters are thought to be residing in Germany.
Germany's domestic intelligence agency is said to have curtailed operations with Turkey over suspicions that Turkish intelligence was involved the murder of three female Kurdistan Workers' Party activists in Paris in January 2013. At the time of their deaths, two of the slain women were being investigated by German authorities for links to the PKK.