Germany: Five arrested on suspicion of recruiting for IS in Lower Saxony

German police arrested five men on suspicion of being affiliated to the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) in the city of Hildesheim, Lower Saxony, on Tuesday.
The five suspected militants - an Iraqi, a Turk, a German, a Serbian-German dual citizen and a national of Cameroon - are reportedly accused of recruiting fighters for IS. Ahead of the arrests, police searched several apartments in the German states of Lower Saxony and North Rhine-Westphalia.
According to the prosecution office, the group allegedly managed to smuggle a young man into Syria with his family to fight in an IS-controlled area of the conflict-stricken country. The network allegedly held religious lessons during which potential recruits were provided with 'radical Islamic' materials.
The main suspect was identified as 32-year-old Iraqi Ahmad Abdulaziz Abdullah, reportedly an open supporter of IS.