A series of arrests in Lebanon has unveiled a low-profile Daesh* arm operating in Sweden, where terrorist attacks remain the biggest threat due to thousands of Islamist extremists permeating the country, according to official estimations.
A military court in Lebanon has accused a 20-year-old Swedish citizen of Arab origin of preparing terrorist acts on behalf of Daesh. According to the Lebanese intelligence services, the man was part of the group that plotted to kidnap children of diplomats together with fellow Daesh supporters in Sweden, the daily newspaper Expressenreported.
According to the Swedish Security Police (Säpo), about 100 of those who had travelled from Sweden to the Middle East to join Daesh are still alive. Some of them are still willing to fight for the “caliphate” to the end or move on to the next conflict area.