German police on Wednesday detained at least four women and three men allegedly accused of fundraising Islamic State fighters in Syria.
The detained individuals are German, Turkish, Moroccan and Kosovar nationals – who are accused of sending at least $69 to ISIS fighters in Syria.
German prosecutor said the suspects belonged to an international network that supported the terrorist activities of the Islamic State in Syria through financial donations in Syria. They have sent this money to purchase equipment and materials needed for ISIS.
German officials have not provided details on the equipment purchased with this money and handed over to ISIS members.
Furthermore, German authorities have said that ISIS will use this fund to release their fighters from two camps under the control of the Kurdish forces belonging to the Syrian Democratic Forces Front.
According to political and security experts, terrorism threats are gradually growing in Europe from Jihadist groups and extremists, who have a wide network in Europe and the Middle East.
Meanwhile, On Tuesday, the Dutch National Coordinator for Counter-terrorism and Security (NCTV) said that the threat of terrorist attacks has increased throughout Europe including the Netherlands over the past months.
Therefore, extra security measures should be taken to avoid possible terrorist attacks and crack down on those individuals who are fundraising and supporting IS in Europe and elsewhere, the source said.