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    German Police Detain Doctor Suspected of Recruiting Daesh Suicide Bomber

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    Berlin police have detained on Thursday a 33-year-old doctor, suspected of recruiting Daesh suicide bomber, local media reported.

    BERLIN (Sputnik) — According to the German Spiegel Online newspaper, the detained recruited a 24-year-old German national, known as Abu Mohammed Almani, who carried out a suicide attack that claimed lives of at least 12 Iraqi soldiers in the country's northern city of Baiji in May.

    The suspect reportedly influenced Almani with "propaganda videos of Salafi-jihadist orientation," helped the attacker to obtain military ammunition and supported him financially, including buying him a ticket to reach area controlled by Daesh, where he arrived in October 2014.

    The German law enforcement said that the suicide bomber was "mentally limited and easily influenced," and the investigators were checking whether the suspect deliberately used Almani over his mental issues.

    Daesh, jihadist group outlawed in Russia and many other countries, is notorious for using all available means of propaganda to recruit foreigners. The group controls large territories in Syria and Iraq, expanding its influence to other countries in the Middle East and North Africa.

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