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Finland: Somali man accused of recruiting terrorists for al-Shabab,with ties to al-Qaida

Abu Mansour al-Amriki, or The American, member of terrorist group al-Shahab with links to al-Qaida, Photo Credit to The Washington Times

HELSINKI – Finnish police have released a Somali woman arrested on suspicion of financing terrorism but are holding a Somali man as they further probe allegations that he recruited potential terrorists, authorities said Friday.

The pair’s arrests Sept. 7 were the first known terror-linked arrests in the Nordic country. Police said the two are suspected of links to the Somali Islamist militant group al-Shabab, which has ties to al-Qaida.

Detective Inspector Kaj Bjorkvist said the 28-year-old woman, who is a student and arrived in Finland in late 2008, has been ordered not to leave the country.

“Our suspicions have not changed, but…READ MORE HERE