Italy has expelled three extremists

© Fotolia / Michele GualanoПолиция in Rome. Archival photoItaly has expelled three extremists© Fotolia / Michele Gualano

The Italian authorities have expelled from the country two Moroccans and a Tunisian suspected of religious extremism and contacts with the Islamists, said on Sunday the Italian Ministry of interior.

A citizen of Tunisia, which he was arrested several times for drug trafficking, has come to the attention of investigators on suspicion of involvement in the fighting in Syria in 2013, on the side of the IG* (terrorist group banned in Russia).

In late August, the 31-year-old man was tracked down in Perugia after he returned from Tunisia. His cell phone discovered an audio file with the homily Egyptian religious figure who, among other things, incitement and Jihad against Jews and Western countries.

Two Moroccans 25 and 26 years had the same circle of friends and through Facebook have been in touch with compatriots fighting in Syria in the unit of the extremist Italian origin Moncef El Mhara, who in April was sentenced to eight years imprisonment for international terrorism.

Earlier this week Italy sent home to the Egyptian, who was going to commit a terrorist attack in the country. Since the beginning of 2017, the Italian authorities expelled 96 foreign citizens, representing a threat to national security.