A suspected supporter of the terrorist militia "Islamic State" (IS) landed on Tuesday evening with a flight from Turkey in Frankfurt. The 30-year-old Lorin I. arrived on board a Turkish Airlines machine with four children at Frankfurt Airport, as a spokesman for the Federal Police said.
The woman was arrested immediately upon her arrival. She is accused of membership in a terrorist group. Employees of the youth welfare office took the children into custody.
According to German security authorities, the woman from Lower Saxony moved to Syria via Turkey in 2014. There she married an IS fighter who has since been killed. In Syria Lorin I had four children, only in April she gave birth to twin boys. Most recently, she is said to have been in the disputed province of Idlib in the north of the Civil War, and since September she has been in detention in Turkey (read more about the case of Lorin I.).
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Already in November, a suspected IS-trailer with three children arrived at Frankfurt airport. According to information from the Attorney General's office in Frankfurt, the IS-returnee from Central Hesse is being investigated for membership in a foreign terrorist organization and for violation of the duty of care or education.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has threatened to deport further alleged IS supporters to Europe. In November, Turkey deported a German-Iraqi family of seven with contact to the Salafist milieu to Germany and two women who allegedly joined the IS. One of the suspected IS supporters had been remanded in custody after being deported to Germany.