The 40 year old alleged Tunisian accomplice was said to have been discovered after investigators came across his contact details in the phone of the main suspect in the deadly truck attack, Anis Amri. Note also that another report indicated about Amri that…..
Since the end of 2015, he regularly commuted between Berlin and the Ruhr region where he is believed to have visited a dozen mosques. The 24-year-old Tunisian is also thought to have had particularly good contacts in Dortmund and to have possessed a key to a mosque where he stayed overnight.
A plethora of reports have noted that there are numerous jihad-supporting and/or jihad-preaching mosques in Western countries. Those countries should implement a surveillance system and shut down those mosques that contribute to the mobilization, recruitment or training of jihad terrorists.
“Berlin police arrest Christmas market attacker’s alleged accomplice”, by Ben Rossington, Mirror, December 26, 2016:
Six days after jihadi Anis Amri was shot dead by police in Italy, security services raided the home and business premises of a fellow Tunisian living in Berlin.
German police swooped today to arrest an alleged accomplice of the Berlin market attacker.
Six days after jihadi Anis Amri , 24, was shot dead by police in Italy, security services raided the home and business premises of a fellow Tunisian living in Berlin.
Sources said the 40-year-old’s phone number was found in Amri’s mobile and had been called numerous times in the run-up to December 19, when Amri ploughed a hijacked HGV into a packed Christmas market , killing 12.
Amri, who had pledged allegiance to the so-called Islamic State, is thought to have dumped his phone alongside his ID papers in the cab of the 20-tonne truck so he could not be traced while on the run.
Refusing to give any more details on the suspected accomplice, the office of Germany’s federal prosecutor said: ”Further investigations indicate that he could have been involved in the attack.
“To what extent suspicions against the arrested person will be hardened up remains to be seen after further investigation….