Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Two French Disguised as Syrian refugees arrested in Austria over suspected links to Paris attacks.
Two French Disguised as Syrian refugees arrested in Austria over suspected links to Paris attacks. (FR24).
"Two people coming from the Middle East were arrested at the weekend," Robert Holzleitner, a spokesman for prosecutors in Salzburg, told AFP. "Indications of a possible link to the Paris attacks are currently being investigated."
He added that the two were arrested in a center for refugees in the western Austrian city "on suspicion of belonging to a terrorist organisation."
The Kronen-Zeitung daily reported online that the two are French and that they entered Austria in October together with members of the terror cell who carried out the November 13 attacks in the French capital that killed 130 people.
The newspaper said that they had been posing as refugees and had fake Syrian passports, having traveled up from Greece through the Balkans into Austria along with hundreds of thousands of migrants arriving in recent months. Read the full story here.