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Italy's police arrest a Tajik man suspected of Islamic State membership at Rome airport

A Tajik national, accused of being an active member of the Islamic State group, was arrested on Monday after arriving at Rome's international airport on a flight from the Netherlands.

ROME (AP) — Police on Monday arrested a Tajik national accused of being an active member of the Islamic State group after he landed at Rome’s international airport on a flight from the Netherlands, authorities said.

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An international arrest warrant accused the man, identified only as S.I., of having gone to Syria to fight for IS in 2014. The man was described as a fugitive who has used numerous aliases, birth dates and nationalities, including from Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Ukraine.

Police said he was arrested after landing on a flight from Eindhoven, Netherlands, just before noon, as part of beefed up security in Rome as a result of the Israel-Hamas war in Gaza.

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