>> Over 1,000 police raiding 54 homes, businesses, and mosques, a mass operation across Central Germany in the early hours of Wednesday morning. Culminating in the arrest of a Tunisian man suspected of plotting an attack. The 36 year old asylum seeker found in Frankfurt, now under investigation. He's thought to have recruited and trafficked for Islamic State since 2015 building up a network of supporters to carry out terrorist attacks in Germany.
He's among 15 others also being investigated. Germany police arrested three men in Berlin over suspected links to Islamic State militants. Saying they'd planned to travel to the Middle East for combat training. Attack plans were at an early stage and no concrete target had been chosen. But prosecutors say the operation had smashed an extensive network.
>> Today we managed a massive preventative strike against a widely spread network in Germany.>>
> The Frankfurt suspect is also wanted in Tunisia where he is thought to have been involved in the deadly militant assault against the Bardo Museum in Tunis. In Germany, nerves are still on edge after failed asylum seeker Anas Amri killed 12 people by plowing a truck into a Berlin Christmas market, the worst of a spate of attacks on civilians in the country.