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New arrest in Malaysia anti-terror operation

May 06, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Police arrested an 11th suspect in an operation to break Islamic terror groups posing as humanitarian organisations, police said Saturday (May 3rd) according to AFP.

Police arrested ten last week during raids in and around Kuala Lumpur and Kedah before a man attempting to flee the country was detained Thursday.

"Our biggest worry is organisations using humanitarian missions as the basis to train militants," said Home Minister Zahid Hamidi, according to Berita Harian.

The detainees allegedly belong to a new terror network, which police say they have under close surveillance, the New Straits Times reported. The group reportedly has about 50 members, and primarily recruits members at public universities and via social media.

Members of the group were allegedly sent to Syria for training.

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