German troops suspected of running anti-Semitic chat group, report says

WION Web Team
Berlin, Germany Updated: Nov 28, 2020, 08:29 AM(IST)

German troops Photograph:( Reuters )

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Many of the 26 soldiers belong to a logistics unit in Neustadt am Ruebenberge in northern Germany, the defence ministry said in a report to parliament dated Friday.

Several German soldiers have been suspected of organising a chat group relating to anti-Semitism, right-wing extremism and pornography.

According to Reuters, many of the 26 soldiers belong to a logistics unit in Neustadt am Ruebenberge in northern Germany, the defence ministry said in a report to parliament dated Friday and first reported by public ARD television.

Civilian and military prosecutors launched a probe immediately after the accusations became known in October.

Three of the soldiers have so far been banned from wearing a uniform and working for the military, the document said, without elaborating.

In a similar case in June, Defence Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer disbanded a company of the army's elite KSK special forces after recurring incidents involving far-right extremism.

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