ERBIL — Italian security forces arrested on Monday an Iraqi asylum seeker who was said to be suspected of having ties to terrorist groups.
The 29-year-old had been housed at a System for the Protection of Asylum Seekers and Refugees (SPRAR) facility near the southern city of Crotone. He allegedly invited fellows to join the Islamic State (IS).
"He instigated (others) to commit acts of violence for ISIS terrorist ends," Italian police said in a tweet.
"Arrested suspect on phone to sister: I remain in Italy to redeem unbelievers, whose throats should be cut,” reads another tweet.