Italy's Special Anti-Terror Forces Arrest 4 Terror Suspects
Italian police forces have also searched numerous houses: these searches didn't just occur in Veneto but also in the regions of Lombardia and Emilia-Romagna.
The four are - according to the justice department - members of the Salafist GSPC which is believed to have ties with Al Qaeda. The exact crimes of which they are suspected are: financing of terror, recruiting of 'warriors' (re: terrorists) and providing false identity papers and work-permits.
De Volkskrant goes on to report that according to the Justice Department, the four operated from Vicenza, but were active throughout the entire north and even in the south of Italy. It's 'possible' that they planned to carry out terror attacks in Italy.
It's yet another sign that on the one hand terrorists pose a real threat to and even in the West, in Europe, but that, on the other hand, the anti-terror regulations many West-European countries adopted in the last couple of years, seem to be working.
Cross posted at Liberty and Justice