Jihadist fighter arrested at Lisbon’s aiport

July 6, 2014

A man suspected of links to the movement of European jihadists and who has been trained in Syria, was detained at Lisbon airport on Thursday and is in police custody.

The man is suspected of involvement in the international jihadist movement and is, according to those papers, in the list of targets monitored by the authorities of other European countries. He is one of a number of Dutch jihadists who have been trained by Islamists in training camps in Syria.

The man was found on Thursday evening in a prohibited area of the runway at Lisbon Airport by a plane of the Angolan airline TAAG, in possession of a knife of more than 20 centimeters.