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Austria detains nine suspected of wanting to join militants in Syria

Aug 21, 2014    

VIENNA (Reuters) - Nine people suspected of intending to join Islamic militants fighting the government in Syria have been arrested in Austria, Vienna prosecutors said on Wednesday."We don't have more details yet," a spokeswoman said.The Austria Press Agency had reported the nine people were being questioned and a decision on whether to place them in investigative custody was pending.About 100 people from Austria, home to roughly half a million Muslims representing about six percent of the total population, are estimated to have joined rebel forces fighting Syrian President Bashar al...

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