US woman detained in Germany for allegedly assisting Al Qaeda

Berlin, Feb 21: A US woman, accused of providing assistance to the members of Al Qaeda terrorist group with clothing, first-aid equipment and donations, has been arrested in the southwestern German town of Heilbronn.

Police in the federal state of Baden-Wurttemberg and Stuttgart prosecutors said in a joint statement issued Friday that the arrest took place Feb 10, in compliance with an order issued by authorities in the US.

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US investigators accuse the woman, 42, of providing support to Al Qaeda from mid-2013 until earlier this year, in collaboration with others.

The detainee has already appeared in court, where a provisional arrest warrant issued against her was upheld.


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