German police in fresh raids on suspect Islamist sites

 German police searched more than a dozen suspected Islamist sites early on Tuesday, seeking associates of two men who have been detained for allegedly planning an attack in Syria, police said.

AFP| Last Updated: Jan 20, 2015, 14:05 PM IST

Berlin: German police searched more than a dozen suspected Islamist sites early on Tuesday, seeking associates of two men who have been detained for allegedly planning an attack in Syria, police said.

No one was detained in the raids, which saw more than 200 officers search 13 apartments in Berlin, a neighbouring region and in the east, said a police statement.

Police said they targeted people who were in close contact with two men who had been detained after raids in Berlin on Friday -- an alleged leader of a Turkish and Russian group planning an attack in Syria, and the man in charge of financing the organisation.