According to a statement from the prosecutors’ office on Tuesday, the five accused of working as recruiters for Daesh terrorist group in Germany, formed a network led by a 32-year old Iraqi national who has been identified as Ahmad Abdulaziz Abdullah A.
The statement further noted that their main objective was to recruit and send people to operate within the ranks of Daesh in Syria.
The five were arrested in the northern state of Lower Saxony and the western state of North Rhine-Westphalia, local media reported.
The other suspects in the group identified as Turkish national Hasan C., German-Serb Boban S., German national Mahmoud O. and Cameroonian Ahmed F. Y.
The prosecutors said the group had managed to send at least one young man and his family to Syria.
According to German Interior Minister, Thomas De Maiziere "national security authorities were successful today in the fight against a suspected network, which allegedly recruited members in Germany for" Daesh.