Police say 17 arrested in European anti-terror operation

A spokesman declined to say how many arrests were made in Italy but added that none of the arrested were Italians.

Italy police say 17 arrested in European anti-terror operation

Italian police said on Thursday 17 people had been arrested in various European countries as part of a joint operation against suspected members of a terrorist group.

A statement gave no details about the operation code named "JWEB", saying they would be disclosed at a news conference later on Thursday.

The statement said they were suspected of "international terrorism".

A spokesman declined to say how many arrests were made in Italy but added that none of the arrested were Italians.

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