German authorities are currently investigating 116 returnees to Germany from areas previously controlled by the Daesh/ISIS terror group, according to local reports.

The return of suspected Daesh supporters to Germany has been pre-occupying German security officials for weeks as Turkey recently announced plans to send imprisoned Daesh supporters back to their home countries.

Authorities knew of a total of 122 people who had “at least temporarily” resided in areas of the Daesh/ISIS terrorists, the German Interior Ministry said in response to a formal inquiry by opposition lawmaker Stefan Ruppert, according to a report published by the Hamburg-based Der Spiegel

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