MILAN (AP) -- Italian police say they have detained a 27-year-old Tunisian resident suspected of preparing to join the Islamic State group in Syria.
Italy's anti-terrorism police said in a release Wednesday that they detained the suspect, identified as Louati Noussair, 27, in Ravenna as he was preparing to leave for Germany en route to Syria. A previous attempt to reach Syria by flying to Turkey failed due to problems with his passport.
Police say he had made contact over Facebook with a Palestinian fighter to organize the journey, and that he planned to raise travel money by selling drugs. Noussair, who has been living in Ravenna, is married to an Italian woman but police say she apparently was unaware of his plans.