Moroccan Islamic State supporter deported

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Rome, March 1 (IANS) Italian authorities have expelled a 33-year-old Moroccan supporter of the Islamic State jihadist group.

The Moroccan was deported on Tuesday aboard a flight from Rome to Casablanca following an investigation, the Internior Ministry said.

The Moroccan was arrested in the eastern Sicilian port city of Catania in January for throwing rocks at a car.

He was earlier held in September for damaging a police car and allegedly shouting support for IS and threats to Italians during his arrest.

He was the 16th Islamist terrorism suspect to be expelled from Italy this year and the 148th since January 2015, the ministry said.

–IANS/AKI

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