Denmark charges 3 men for buying drones for the Islamic state

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK: Danish prosecutors have accused three men of anti-terrorist laws on suspicion of buying drones and components in order to deliver them to the group in Syria and Iraq, where they would be used in combat actions.

Prosecutor Kristian Kirk says the three men, 30 years old, deliberately and systematically obtained many small parts and components, which together could have become powerful weapons for terrorists.

Kirk says it may sound like shopping lists for a hobby project (but) it's very serious.

On Friday he said the men, two of them Danish citizens, bought hobbies, drones and thermal cameras, as well as components, tools and accessories in Denmark between 2013 and 2017.

A trial is scheduled for September in Copenhagen.

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