- German military intelligence believes 30 former members went to Syria
- 19 members were discharged between 2007 and 2016 for extremism
- Counter-intelligence officers will screen all new recruits for jihad links
- Germany’s armed services employ some 250,000 military and civilians
German military intelligence (MAD) is investigating reports of 64 suspect Islamic extremists working for the armed forces.
The German military employs some 250,000 people including civilian personnel.
The Defence Ministry has announced a major probe fearing hardline jihadis may have infiltrated the organisation.
All potential members of the German armed forces will be screened by Military Intelligence before joining to assess whether they have any links to Islamic…