Moroccan extremist deported from Italy

Indo Asian News Service

Rome, April 7 (IANS/AKI) Italian authorities on Friday expelled an alleged Moroccan Islamic extremist who proselytized on social media and planned to travel to the Middle East to wage Jihad.

The 34-year-old Moroccan was deported from Rome's Fiumicino airport on the orders of Interior Minister Marco Minniti, the interior ministry said in a statement.

The suspect was resident in the eastern Italian town of Recanati and was arrested last April for suspected terrorist association after he was linked to two Moroccan jihadists who travelled from the northern city of Milan to join the Islamic State jihadist group in Syria and Iraq.

A total 31 Islamist terror suspects have been expelled from Italy this year and 163 since January 2015, the ministry said.

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