A 34-year-old Iraqi man, accused of being an ISIS terrorist, was arrested Monday noon following after a joint operation by the Greek Counter-Terrorism Unit and the National Intelligence Services (EYP), in the center of Athens.
The man had arrived to Greece via the migrants’ Lesvos-route in 2018. He has reportedly twice submitted application for asylum and both times his asylum application was rejected.
The man who lives in Greece with his wife and four children has reportedly submitted on more asylum application which is currently pending.
The man was arrested in his home in the area of Omonia square in downtown Athens.
According to a police statemen