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Italy arrests Macedonian on terror charges, expels Tunisian

July 10, 2018

ROME (AP) — Italian authorities have arrested a Macedonian man accused of preparing for a terrorist attack.

Carabinieri said Tuesday that 29-year-old Agim Miftari was training “in view of future terrorist initiatives” in places like Syria.

On his Facebook account, investigators found jihadi propaganda from the Islamic State and films of armed drones. A search of his home in April turned up a drone and military garb.

Miftari was served with the arrest warrant while already in detention following the April search.

Also Tuesday, the interior ministry said it had expelled a Tunisian man who arrived in Italy in 2014 with a residency permit to study but developed links with jihadis. The expulsion, on grounds of state security, brought to 299 the number of suspected Islamic extremists expelled since 2015.

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