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Italy's defense minister said the country would be ready to intervene militarily in Syria in the event that the Assad regime was ousted. Humanitarian concerns would be the primary focus, he said.
Authorities in northeastern Italy arrested 13 Kurds with links to a Kurdistan Workers' Party cell suspected of extorting funds from other Kurds for insurgent activities. Investigators from Venice, Rome, Padua, Udine, Modena, and Pesaro had been tracking the cell.
Italian and British officials arrested a man in Sardinia and a woman in London who are suspected of planning to bomb a Milan synagogue. The man, a 20-year-old Moroccan, is thought to have been planning other attacks also.
Antiterrorism police broke up a Turkish Hezbollah cell in Terni, arresting nine people. The cell helped Palestinian and Kurdish migrants enter Italy illegally by using fake documents and false allegations of torture in their countries of origin. Turkish Hezbollah seeks to establish a theocracy in Turkey.
The conviction of Mohamed Ben Riadh Nasri, one of three Tunisian Guantanamo detainees transferred to Italy in late 2009, was overturned by an appeals court. He was freed along with one of the other Tunisians; the third former detainee remains in prison in Italy.