Last year, Dieab Khadigah was arrested in Germany for planning a terrorist attack in Copenhagen. He wass sentenced to six and a half years in Germany in July this year.
Now the Danish police have arrested his suspected accomplice, Moyed al Zoebi.
A 30-year-old Syrian refugee, who has been living in Sweden, has been arrested by the police in Copenhagen and is being charged with attempting to conduct a terrorist attack in Copenhagen by attacking random people with knives and detonating a bomb.
Moyed al Zoebi, charged with terrorism, is being drafted this afternoon in Copenhagen’s judiciary with a custody order. His position on the sentence is not known yet.
Ekstra Bladet finds that the police suspect him to be the accomplice to 21-year-old Dieab Khadigah, who was sentenced to six years and six months in prison at the court in southern Germany, Ravensburg, on July 12 this year for a planned terrorist attack in Copenhagen.
Dieab Khadigah was denied entry to Denmark on November 19, 2016, and in his backpack the police found 17,000 matches, 17 batteries, one pack of fireworks, two kitchen knives and six walkie-talkies.
Danish police at the border in Rødby sent the syringe back to Puttgarden in Germany, where he came from, and he was arrested by the German police.
After six months of investigation, the state prosecutor in the German state of Baden-Württemberg believed the Syrian would construct and detonate a bomb in Copenhagen, and that the man sympathized with the so called Islamic State.
The German authorities were convinced that he was not alone on the bombing plans, but was to meet with a person at the Central Station in Copenhagen.
It is this person, as Danish police now think is identical to the 30-year-old Moyed al Zoebi arrested at 10.38 yesterday. He is known in Sweden as an IS sympathizer and is by Swedish security police SÄPO marked as dangerous for Sweden’s security.
Here, accused Sidsel Klixbüll charged the 30-year-old for attempted terrorism by planning a terrorist attack in Copenhagen in an unknown place and unknown time by attacking random people with knives and then triggering an explosive charge.
Earlier this year, Moyed al Zoebi received 97,000 SEK in compensation in Sweden because he had been arrested for an arson attack on a Shiite Muslim mosque in Malmö, an assault that IS later took responsibility for.
He came to Sweden with his wife and son during the great refugee stream in autumn 2015. During the investigation of the arson attack, Swedish police found IS propaganda and a bombing manual on his computer.
He was acquitted by the court of the arson attack, but at the same time, the court ruled that he is an IS sympathizer. The Swedish SÄPO took him in custody because he was considered dangerous for Sweden’s security. But in May, he had to be let free again because Sweden couldn’t deport him back to Syria.