“Werewolf” lair raided

German prosecutors have been investigating six neo-Nazis suspected of forming a terrorist group, Der Spiegel reports.

This Wednesday, police and anti-terrorism units raided 11 homes, offices and prison cells in Germany, the Netherlands and Switzerland in a joint operation targeting a suspected international neo-Nazi cell identified as the “Werewolf Squad”, a name hearkening back to a Nazi plan for so-called “Werewolf” commandos who were supposed to carry out attacks behind enemy lines towards the end of the Second World War.

According to Der Spiegel, prosecutors suspect two Swiss right-wing extremists, identified only as Robert S. and Sebastien N., of leading the group. The police confiscated computers and other electronic devices in the raids.

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About Øyvind Strømmen

Øyvind Strømmen is a Norwegian freelance journalist, author and managing editor of Hate Speech International. He has written extensively on the extreme right and other forms of extremism since 2007, and has published the Norwegian-language books Det mørke nettet (2011) and Den sorte tråden (2013), the first of which is also translated into Swedish, Finnish and French.
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