German security forces foil ISIS plot to attack music festival
The German security forces have thwarted a massive terror attack plotted by members of the ISIS terror group, with a music festival among the targets, The Presse Portal news outlet reported.
The Presse Portal news outlet specified that the central role in the attack was planned for Oguz G. and Marcia M., a German couple who lived in Syria and recruited German women to join the organization and marry ISIS members so that they could legally come to Europe. One of such women was reportedly an undercover agent, who helped gain information on the preparation of the attacks.
In 2016, Daesh was planning to send three groups of prospective perpetrators from Syria to Germany to carry out terror attacks, with one of the potential locations being a musical festival, the Sueddeutsche Zeitung newspaper said.
The mastermind of the attacks was a senior Daesh member, identified as Thomas C., a Swiss national killed earlier in Syria, the daily added.
In September, the German Prosecutor General’s Office informed about the arrest of Sarah O., 20, who has German and Algerian citizenship, in Duesseldorf, and was suspected of being a member of the ISIS terror group.