Egypt: Italy nabs 22-year old Egyptian over links with ISIS

The Italian police Wednesday said it arrested an Egyptian man aged 22 on terror-related charges. He is accused of being the Islamic State group (ISIS) sympathizer.

Issam Elsayed Elsayed Abouelayem Shalabi, a former McDonald cleaner according to the police, used social media chats to spread jihadist propaganda and led a small group of ISIS sympathizers, reports say.

The man according to the Italian security authorities shared with the small group videos of the terror group on the Telegram app and a claim of responsibility by the terror group for a July ISIS attack in Tajikistan that killed four western cyclists.

He is indicted for association with the aim of international terrorism and instigation of terrorist acts.

The police also said a second Egyptian who has not been named is facing deportation after authorities ruled for his expulsion.

The police is after a third Egyptian who is on the run.

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