17 “jihadists” detained in Italy, Uk, France and Portugal

17 alleged “jihadists,” mostly of Tunisian background, were detained yesterday in an international anti-terrorism operation performed by the Italian police. About two hundred international capture warrants were issued in four Italian cities (Milan, Bergamo, Varese, and Reggio Emilia); two English cities (London and Manchester), one in France (Paris) and one in Portugal (Porto). In Porto, the Police detained an Algerian citizen living in Portugal for the past 3 years, possessing legal documents to travel either in Portuguese territory and in the Schengen space. According to the Interior Italian Minister Giuliano Amato, this is a very important operation that has decapitated an active jihadist net in Europe.