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Swiss authorities acknowledged that three Iraqi men arrested in March are suspected of planning terrorist attacks in Europe with explosives and toxic gases. The three suspects also allegedly facilitated the travel of 40 fighters from Switzerland to the Islamic State in the Middle East. Reports said two of the men lived in Switzerland and the third was a resident of Damascus, Syria. Swiss authorities are currently conducting 20 investigations of suspected jihadist activities.
Swiss authorities are holding $1 billion in assets linked to deposed dictators in Egypt, Libya, Syria, and Tunisia. Swiss officials are working with judicial officers in Egypt and Tunisia to restore the blocked funds, but the process is expected to take "years."
Authorities brought terror charges against two Iraqi Kurds living as refugees. The brothers are accused of disseminating jihadist propaganda and conveying messages between Mullah Krekar and al Qaeda-linked groups in Iraq. The elder brother is also accused of founding, with Krekar's help, a new al Qaeda affiliate in Europe aimed at establishing a global Caliphate by means of "violent criminal acts."