The police said that six Syrians, aged 20 to 28, were detained. Four of them arrived in Germany in December 2014, two – in late summer 2015, asking for political asylum.
According to media reports, Syrian nationals detained in Germany were planning an attack at a Christmas market in the city of Essen, with weapons and explosives.
According to the general prosecutor's office in #Frankfurt, the 6 Syrian nationals are suspected of ISIS membership and of planning an attack "with weapons and explosives" in #Germany. Approximately 500 officers were involved in today's searches. Investigation ongoing.— Andy Eckardt (@ameckardt) 21 ноября 2017 г.
Germany: Police arrest 6 Syrian suspected Islamic State jihadis preparing attack & posing as refugees in Kassel, Hanover, Essen & Leipzig— Christopher Holton (@Ikhwannot) 21 ноября 2017 г.
As reported by the newspaper Die Welt, the security services came latched onto the Syrians, after receiving information from other refugees who reported that the suspects fought in Syria on the side of Daesh.