Italy deports Egyptian IS supporter

Rome, April 28 (IANS/AKI) Italian authorities on Friday expelled a 29-year-old Egyptian accused of supporting the Islamic State jihadist group who was willing to wage Jihad against western countries, the Interior Ministry said.

The Egyptian, a Milan resident, was deported aboard a flight to Cairo from nearby Malpensa airport after police began tracking him in 2015, the ministry said.

The radical Islamist was in contact on Facebook with a Moroccan foreign fighter who travelled to Syria and a second Moroccan jihadist who allegedly died in fighting in the city of Homs in 2016, the ministry said, citing investigators.

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