Tripoli, 26 September:
Two Libyans who were being treated in Rome for injuries sustaiuned during the revolution have been expelled from Italy, . . .[restrict]it was announced by the authorities there on Tuesday. The two unnamed men, aged 26 and 28, were accused of being Jihadist militants and were suspected on planning attacks on Western targets in Rome in revenge from the film produced in the US that mocks the Prophet Mohammed.
The two, who had been in Rome for several months, are alleged to be linked to Salafist militants in Libya.
Italian investigators indicate that they were brought to the authorities’ attention by other Libyans because of the “radical nature of their behaviour”. An official statement said “they had started activities of proselytism and propaganda for the jihad in the Libyan community to obtain material to carry out attacks against Western interests”. [/restrict]