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Erdogan vows to ‘crush the heads’ of Kurds if they don’t withdraw; both sides trade blame for violating cease-fire

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday promised to “crush the heads” of the Kurds in Syria if they don’t fall back from the border’s safe zone, according to reports.

The threat comes as both Turkey and the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) claim the other is violating terms of a 120-hour cease-fire brokered by Turkey and the U.S. on Thursday.

Violence continued in northeast Syria despite the five-day peace agreement, a source told Fox News.

Dave Eubank with Free Burma Rangers, a private military company that provides emergency medical assistance, was on the ground near the Syrian border town of Ras al-Ayn trying to help trapped and wounded Kurds.

Eubank told Fox News the fighting hasn’t stopped and movement in the area is severely limited, despite the cease-fire’s intention to “pause” fighting to allow Syrian Kurds time and space to retreat from the area. Thousands of Kurdish civilians live in the so-called buffer zone, a senior military source had told Fox News.

The Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) was “still shooting all through the night,” Eubank said. “So far since [the] cease-fire, no airstrikes here, but artillery and ground attacks.”

Erdogan threatened the Kurds on Saturday during a televised speech, saying they will be slaughtered if they don’t pull back from the 20-mile-wide safe zone along the Turkey-Syria border by Tuesday night.

“We will start where we left off and continue to crush the terrorists’ heads,” Erdogan said.

US JETS DESTROY ANTI-ISIS COALITION BASE IN SYRIA AFTER WITHDRAWAL, OFFICIAL SAYS

Turkey claims it is living up to the terms of the cease-fire agreement and accused the Kurds of  violating it.

The Turkish Defense Ministry said Kurdish forces carried out 14 “provocative” attacks in Ras al-Ayn in 36 hours, according to the BBC.

In a statement, the SDF said there has been “no tangible progress” in solving the issues at the northeast border.

TURKEY-SYRIA CEASE-FIRE: SENIOR US MILITARY SOURCE ‘HIGHLY SKEPTICAL’ OF DEAL

As of Friday, 86 civilians had been killed since Turkey launched its military offensive into Syria on Oct. 9, according to a war monitor, the BBC reported.

Erdogan claimed the move was to “neutralize terror threats” and establish a “safe zone.” After carrying out airstrikes, Turkish ground troops later invaded northeastern Syria.

Nearly all U.S. troops there have been removed and will be redeployed in the region in the coming weeks.

TRUMPS WARNS ERDOGAN IN LETTER: ‘DON’T BE A TOUGH GUY. DON’T BE A FOOL!’

The U.S. had teamed up with the Kurds to fight ISIS in the region. Some analysts and politicians criticized President Trump for removing America forces, saying it was a “green light” for Ankara to invade Syria and fight the Kurds.

Trump said the Turks have been “warring for many years,” and that the U.S. does not need to protect war-torn Syria because it’s “7,000 miles away.”

The president on Friday claimed “thousands and thousands” of lives were being saved in Syria and Turkey due to the cease-fire.

Fox News’ Griff Jenkins and Jennifer Griffin contributed to this report.

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Last minute bid by rebel MPs derails Brexit vote; Johnson pledges not to negotiate a delay

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A crucial vote on U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal was torpedoed by a last-ditch bid by anti-Brexit MPs to derail it hours before lawmakers were due to cast their votes — as thousands protested outside Parliament.

An amendment passed that would require Johnson to apply for a delay to Britain’s Oct. 31 departure from the bloc, something that Johnson said he would not do.

The rare Saturday session of Parliament was surrounded with both drama and a cloud of unknowns ahead of the vote expected late in the day, and comes just days after Johnson had secured a new withdrawal agreement with European leaders during the week, ahead of Britain’s scheduled departure from the bloc at the end of the month.

Lawmakers on both sides of the issue had warned of the danger of leaving without a deal, and Johnson had hailed the agreement as one that would satisfy hardline Brexiteers while making sure that the U.K. did not crash out of the bloc.

BREXIT BREAKTHROUGH: BORIS JOHNSON AGREES ‘GREAT NEW DEAL’ WITH EU

Let us come together as democrats behind this deal, the one proposition that fulfils the verdict of the majority but which also allows us to bring together the two halves of our hearts, to bring together the two halves of our nation,” he told lawmakers, according to the Times of London.

As lawmakers debated the measure, thousands of mostly anti-Brexit protesters marched through the streets of London. Many of them were calling for a second referendum — something that those opposed to Brexit have been calling for since shortly after the first referendum in 2016, where 52 percent of voters chose to leave.

While polls show Johnson’s Conservative Party leading comfortably in the polls, there is a strong alliance of anti-Brexit parties in Parliament, and polls suggest that the public is still mostly split down the middle on Britain’s departure from the E.U.

Supporters of the amendment that passed, put forward by independent (and former Tory) MP Oliver Letwin, say it will remove the risk that the U.K. could still fall out of the bloc by mistake if there was a problem getting through Parliament the formal legislation needed to implement the deal.

But it requires Johnson, who has repeatedly promised that Britain would leave the E.U. on Oct. 31., to request a delay to the departure date. European leaders have said that there would be no further delays now that there is a deal on the table.

“I want us to finish this off and speak about the future,” French President Emmanuel Macron said on Friday. “The Oct. 31 date must be respected. I don’t believe new delays should be granted.”

If the Letwin amendment was to pass, the Times of London reported that Downing Street would abandon the vote and sent MPs home.

BORIS JOHNSON AIDE DENIES PRIME MINISTER COFFEE IN DISPOSABLE CUP

Should the amendment be foiled, Johnson still faces the daunting task of getting his deal over the line by itself. His party holds only 288 seats in the 650-seat House of Commons, so will require support from pro-Brexit MPs in other parties — while limiting defections within his own.

It was a task that evaded former Prime Minister Theresa May, who failed to get her own deal through on three separate occasions before she resigned in the summer.

Johnson’s deal differs from the May’s deal on the crucial aspect that it abandons the controversial backstop proposal that would have seen the U.K. kept in a customs union until a formal trade deal was made. The backstop was made to prevent a hard border between Northern Ireland (which is part of the U.K.) and Ireland — which is remaining within the E.U.

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But in Johnson’s deal a special status is created for Northern Ireland which allows it to keep an open border with Ireland but while keeping unity with the rest of the U.K.

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Botched capture of El Chapo’s son stemmed from US warrant; drug lord’s family to compensate victims’ families

Mexico’s botched effort to capture one of infamous druglord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán’s sons was the result of an arrest warrant from the U.S., according to a report.

Wild gun battles Thursday in the northern city of Culiacan – the capital of Mexico’s Sinaloa state — led to Ovidio Guzman Lopez’s release from custody and the deaths of 8 people. The gunfire also left more than 20 people wounded.

As the smoke cleared, Sky News reported El Chapo’s family was offering to compensate those who died and were wounded during the gunfire that pitted outnumbered militarized police and National Guard members against heavily armed gunmen with the violent Sinaloa cartel.

DEA AGENT WHO NABBED EL CHAPO SHOCKED BY MEXICO’S RELEASE OF DRUG LORD’S SON: ‘THERE IS NO POLICE HERE’

Jose Luis Gonzalez Mesa, a lawyer for Guzman’s family, said: “The family apologizes to the people of Sinaloa, and particularly to the people of Culiacan. However many there were, man, no problem, they will help them economically.”

Ovidio Guzman was released as the police retreated to prevent loss of life.

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A burning bus, set alight by cartel gunmen to block a road, is pictured during clashes with federal forces following the detention of Ovidio Guzman, son of drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, in Culiacan, Sinaloa state, Mexico October 17, 2019.  (Reuters)

Three dozen troops arrived at a home Thursday afternoon armed with an arrest warrant from the U.S. to apprehend Ovidio Guzmán, according to the New York Post.

MEXICAN PRESIDENT DEFENDS RETREAT OF SECURITY FORCES, RELEASE OF EL CHAPO’S SON

El Chapo lawyer Jeffrey Lichtman confirmed the warrant had been signed by a federal judge in Washington D.C., although he said details of what went down afterward were still murky.

“It’s unclear what exactly happened,” Lichtman told the paper, adding that Ovidio was safe and not in custody.

“As soon as the smoke clears, we’ll endeavor to figure out exactly what happened here,” he said, according to the paper.

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A burnt-out truck used by gunmen smolders on an intersection, a day after street battles between gunmen and security forces in Culiacan, Mexico, Friday Oct. 18, 2019.  (AP)

The arrest warrant was issued after Ovidio Guzman and an older brother were charged in a 2018 indictment with a conspiracy to distribute cocaine, methamphetamine, and marijuana for importation into the United States.

The indictment unsealed 8 months ago charged Ovidio Guzman, 28, and Joaquin Guzman Lopez, with engaging in a conspiracy to smuggle drugs to the U.S. over a 10 year period.

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Friday defended the decision to let Ovidio Guzman go free.

“This decision was made to protect citizens,” he said. “You cannot fight fire with fire,” he added. “We do not want deaths. We do not want war.”

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But Mike Vigil, a former chief of international operations for the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration who worked undercover in Mexico, called the violence “a massive black eye to the Mexican government” and a “sign that the cartels are more powerful” than it is.

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Dozens killed in Afghanistan mosque bombing

At least 62 people were killed in Afghanistan Friday after a bomb blast caused the roof of a mosque to cave in, according to officials.

The explosion at the mosque in Nangarhar province occurred during Friday prayers – and no one has come forward yet to claim responsibility for the attack.

“The number of casualties may rise as the rescue team and people are working to bring out the bodies from the rubble,” Sohrab Qaderi, a local government official, told Reuters.

SENIOR AL QAEDA LEADER KILLED DURING JOINT US-AFGHAN RAID ON TALIBAN COMPOUND, OFFICIALS SAY

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A wounded man is brought by stretcher into a hospital after an explosion at a mosque in Haskamena district of Jalalabad, east of Kabul, Afghanistan, on Friday. (AP)

Another official reported that 62 people were killed and 36 were injured in the blast. Victims are still being assisted.

US DROPPED MORE BOMBS ON AFGHANISTAN LAST MONTH THAN ANY TIME SINCE 2010, AIR FORCE SAYS

Eyewitnesses told the BBC that the explosion caused the roof of the mosque to cave in.

Zahir Adil, a spokesman for the public health department in Nangarhar Province, said 23 of the wounded were transferred to Jalalabad, the provincial capital, and the rest were being treated in the Haskamena district clinic.

The violence comes a day after a United Nations report said that Afghan civilians are dying in record numbers in the country’s increasingly brutal war, noting that more civilians died in July than in any previous one-month period since the U.N. began keeping statistics.

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“Civilian casualties at record-high levels clearly show the need for all parties concerned to pay much more attention to protecting the civilian population, including through a review of conduct during combat operations,” said Tadamichi Yamamoto, the U.N. secretary-general’s special representative for Afghanistan.

In western Herat province, six civilians including four children also were killed Thursday when their vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb, said Jelani Farhad, spokesman for the provincial governor. He added that five other civilians were wounded in an attack in the Zawal district.

Fox News’ Thairy Lantigua and the Associated Press contributed to this report.

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The week in pictures, Oct. 12 – Oct. 18

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Relatives touch the coffin and photo of police officer Pablo Sergio Reynel, one of a group of officers killed in the line of duty, during a memorial service at the public security department headquarters for Michoacan, in Morelia, Mexico, Oct. 15, 2019. 

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Former Nazi concentration camp guard, 93, on trial in Germany as accessory to more than 5,000 murders

A 93-year-old former SS private, who as a teenager stood guard in a watchtower in a Nazi Germany concentration camp, began trial Thursday in Hamburg state court where he’s accused of being an accessory to 5,230 murders in the finals months of World War II.

Bruno Dey, who entered the courtroom in a wheelchair Thursday, was in his late teens when he worked at the Stutthof concentration camp more than seven decades ago outside of Danzig, which is now the city of Gdansk in Poland. 

FORMER SS GUARD TESTIFIES HE WAS AWARE OF CAMP CONDITIONS

Prosecutors argue that while Dey was not directly involved in a killing in Stutthof, he was a “small wheel in the machinery of murder” committed during his time as a guard from August 1944 to April 1945 given he actively stopped inmates from escaping the camp, which was one of the last to be liberated.

Dey also allegedly told investigators he could hear the screams of Jews dying in the gas chambers below his watchtower and witnessed the daily carting off of their dead bodies to the camp’s crematorium. His attorney, Stefan Waterkamp, questioned why his client was being prosecuted now, saying that before a recent change in German legal reasoning, “nobody was interested in the simple guards.”

“Where does responsibility end?” he asked the court in his opening statement. “That is the question this trial must answer.”

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93-year-old former SS guard Bruno Dey in the concentration camp Stutthof near Danzig is sitting in the regional court in Hamburg, Germany, Oct.17, 2019. The prosecution accuses the 93-year-old man of aiding and abetting the murder of 5230 people. The defendant was only 17 or 18 years old at the time of the crime. That’s why the trial takes place in front of a juvenile delinquency chamber. About 25 survivors of the concentration camp appear as joint plaintiffs. (Daniel Bockwoldt/dpa via AP)

In recent years, prosecutors have successfully convicted former death camp guards using the argument that by helping to operate camps like Auschwitz and Sobibor, they were accessories to the murders there. The 2015 conviction of former Auschwitz guard Oskar Groening on such reasoning was upheld by a German federal court, solidifying the precedent.

Prosecutor Lars Mahnke detailed how tens of thousands of people, mostly Jews, were gassed, shot and starved to death as part of the “systematic killing” carried out during Stutthof’s six years of operation. Stutthof was established by Nazi Germany in 1939 east of Danzig and was used as the main collection point for Jews and non-Jewish Poles removed from the city. In Dey’s case, the reasoning is being applied to a concentration camp rather than a death camp given the site’s sole purpose wasn’t murder.

“The accused was no ardent worshipper of Nazi ideology,” prosecutors argue in the indictment. “But there is also no doubt that he never actively challenged the persecutions of the Nazi regime.”

Even in concentration camps, “it was almost a certain death sentence,” said Efraim Zuroff, the head Nazi hunter at the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Jerusalem who attended the opening of the trial. Zuroff, who helped locate nearly two dozen Stutthof survivors for the case, rejected Waterkamp’s suggestion that Dey should not be prosecuted because higher-ranking Nazis were never brought to trial.

“Just because more senior criminals got away with a crime doesn’t mean that the more minor criminals are not guilty,” Zuroff said.

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Because Dey was 17 when he started serving at the camp, he is being tried in juvenile court and faces a possible six months to 10 years in prison if convicted. Dey himself told prosecutors his SS comrades talked of the “extermination of the Jews” and said he had “done people wrong” by serving there.

“I did not know why they were there,” Dey told prosecutors. “I knew well that they were Jews who had committed no crime, that they were only there because they were Jews. And they have the same right to live and to work like any other person. But it was just that Hitler or his party … had something against the Jews.”

The Associated press contributed to this report.

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Syria cease-fire in question after fighting, shelling reported

Just hours after President Trump announced a cease-fire between Turkish and Kurdish-led forces in Syria, journalists have reported continued fighting in the Syrian town of Ras al-Ayn on Friday morning, while other areas have reported relative calm since the agreement.

Journalists from the Associated Press reported witnessing shelling and said they could see smoke billowing around the town, which sits along the border with Turkey. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a war monitor, reported intermittent clashes in Ras al-Ayn, but calm elsewhere.

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Reuters also reported machine-gun fire and shelling that could be heard from a border town in Turkey near Ra al-Ayn.

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Oct. 17: In this photo taken from the Turkish side of the border between Turkey and Syria, in Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province, southeastern Turkey, flames and smoke billow from a fire on a target in Ras al-Ayn, Syria, caused by shelling by Turkish forces. (Associated Press)

Trump had praised the cease-fire agreement as “a great day for civilization.” He pointed to it as a victory after being criticized for his decision to withdraw U.S. forces from the region. At a rally on Thursday, he said it was his “unconventional” approach that led to the deal.

The agreement requires the Kurdish fighters to vacate a swath of territory in Syria along the Turkish border, largely solidifying Turkey’s position.

A senior military official — who worked on designing the U.S. anti-ISIS strategy with both the Kurds and the Turks — told Fox News earlier that the 120-hour cease-fire had little chance of success.

“There is no way the Kurds can leave that security zone,” the source said. “There are thousands of Kurds who live in what the Turks want as a buffer zone. That’s what these fighters’ families live. That is where they are from.”

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Vice President Mike Pence told Fox News in an exclusive interview that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan knows Trump “says what he means” when he talks about slapping new sanctions on Turkey if its military defies the terms of the agreement.

Pence acknowledged the Trump administration was grateful to the Kurds that “helped us defeat ISIS,” but point out that Turkey “had very real issues of terrorism and ISIS and the PKK organization, a Kurdish terrorist group the United States recognized as a terrorist organization many years ago.”

Fox News’ Jennifer Griffin, Melissa Leon and the Associated Press contributed to this report.

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El Chapo’s son arrested in Mexico amid gun battles in western city

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The son of notorious drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was arrested in Mexico Thursday amid gun battles between his supporters and security forces, a report said.

Ovidio Guzman Lopez was arrested in Culiacan, a city in Western Mexico and a stronghold for El Chapo’s Sinaloa cartel, the BBC reported.

His arrest sparked gun battles on the streets of the city between cartel members and security forces, the Guardian reported.

A main road that leads out of the city was blocked by burning trucks and others were shut by the army, according to the report.

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Images shared on Twitter show masked gunmen manning machine guns in the back of a truck on the streets of the city.

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Furious husband chops off rapist’s penis after catching him attacking wife in the street

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A husband has chopped off a rapist’s penis after seeing him allegedly sexually assaulting his wife.

The 27-year-old spouse was on his way home in Shevchenkovo, a village in the eastern Kharkiv region of Ukraine, when he claimed he saw the attack.

Reports say the couple were spending time with their friends at a local restaurant. At about 1 a.m. the wife left, with her husband following ten minutes later.

But as she walked near her apartment block, the 25-year-old rapist, Dmitry Ivchenko, allegedly attacked her from behind while covering her mouth.

When the victim’s husband reached the apartment block, he heard noises coming from the bushes and claimed to see Ivchenko squeezing his victim’s throat while raping her.

The furious husband then allegedly attacked the rapist and hit him on the head with a fist, before grabbing his Swiss army knife and chopping his penis off, local media report.

Attorney Dmitry Spaskin said: “The husband lost the ability to control his actions. He did not understand what he was doing.”

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The rapist’s screams woke up all the residents in the area who rushed to the scene.

The victim’s mother immediately reported Ivchenko to the police while others called an ambulance for him as he was bleeding heavily.

Mr. Spaskin said: “After the incident, the husband was in a state of shock and just walked away. He walked about 13 kilometers (eight miles) and reached a neighboring village. There he met an acquaintance and asked to drive him to a police station.”

The husband was charged with causing grievous bodily harm and put under house arrest.

He said to local media: “I cannot explain what happened to me at that moment.”

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Ivchenko was taken to Shevchenko District Hospital and underwent surgery.

Sergey Mitrakov, the head of the hospital’s surgical unit said: “The patient needs a long-lasting treatment.”

Doctors have not speculated on the chances to reattach the penis or whether it will work if it is.

Police were said to be investigating the rape allegations against Ivchenko. He is at the hospital under police surveillance now.

Prosecutor Tetiana Vasileva commented: “The rapist said that he was dumped by his girlfriend a week ago. On the day of the incident, he drank a liter of vodka. He is refusing to say more so far.”

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The female residents of the village support the husband.

Hanna Khaustova said: “Ivchenko tried to hit on me but I told him to stop. Then he said, ‘You will regret it’. I believe any girl from our village could have become his victim. I support the husband. If he had not done it the rapist would have continued to assault girls. I am sorry for the wife. She has a hard time now.”

But he could face up to eight years in prison if found guilty and the rapist Dmitry Ivchenko faces up to five years if found guilty.

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Dutch family found in remote farmhouse may have been ‘Moonies,’ suspect to be held 14 days

The family discovered living mostly isolated from the outside world on a farm in the Netherlands for nearly a decade may have been associated with the South Korean-based Unification Church, also known as “Moonies,” Dutch media reported Thursday.

Prosecutors announced on Twitter that a 58-year-old man, whose identity was not released, is suspected of involvement in “deprivation of liberty and harming the health of others.” The man, widely reported in Dutch media to be an Austrian national identified only as Jozef B., was ordered by a judge Thursday to be held for an additional two weeks while the investigation into the matter continues.

The family and the 58-year-old are believed to have been affiliated with the Unification Church, broadcaster RTV Drenthe reported.

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The family became involved with the religious cult known for mass weddings when the father moved to the Netherlands and lived off donations that enabled them to live at the farm for nearly a decade in isolation, according to the broadcaster.

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An aerial picture taken on Oct. 15, 2019 shows a view of the farm where a father and six children had been living in the cellar, In Ruinerwold, located inthe  northern Netherlands. (WILBERT BIJZITTER/ANP/AFP via Getty Images)

A cousin of the presumed Jozef B. told De Telegraaf the family was thrown out of the cult about 30 years ago.

“There was a lot of disagreement between my parents and my uncle, and between my uncle and the church association,” he told the newspaper. “At a certain moment he ran away angry.”

The Unification Church was founded in 1954 by Sun Myung Moon, a self-declared messiah who believed he was chosen by Jesus Christ to continue the work of establishing an ideal world of peace and harmony, according to Reuters.

Until his death in 2012, Moon oversaw mass weddings at which thousands were matched with spouses they sometimes had just met and in some cases did not even speak the same language. Followers of the group were often called “Moonies” by critics, who raised questions over how it indoctrinated members, according to Reuters. In the early 1990s, the group was believed to have as many as 7 million followers in 180 nations.

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The small group of buildings after a family group were discovered to be living in secluded conditions in Ruinerwold, 80 miles northeast of Amsterdam. (RTL Netherlands via AP)

The organization was banned in Germany and other European continues in the 1990s because it was viewed as a dangerous religious sect, DutchNews.nl reported.

Among the rituals the “Moonies” at the farm in the Netherlands had to do were walking in a circle every 30 minutes, according to RTV Drenthe. After the family was initially taken off the farm on Monday, the family members continued to walk outside in laps every 30 minutes.

Bystanders saw the odd behavior and began taking photos, prompting Dutch authorities to relocate the family, according to the broadcaster.

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The six members of the family, reportedly a father and children aged 18-25, were discovered this week living in what local mayor Roger de Groot called “improvised rooms” on a farm in the Netherlands’ rural east.

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The small group of buildings after a family group were discovered to be living in secluded conditions in Ruinerwold, 80 miles northeast of Amsterdam, Netherlands, Tuesday Oct. 15, 2019. (RTL Netherlands via AP)

The father of the family reportedly had a cerebral infection three years ago that left him paralyzed, which allowed the family to keep receiving money from the organization. A large amount of cash has been found on the farm, RTV Drenthe reported.

They were discovered after a 25-year-old man left the farm, visited a local bar and raised the alarm. Dutch media reported Wednesday that the young man, Jan Zon van Dorsten, had been active in recent weeks on social media, including saying that he worked for a company run by the suspect who is to be charged.

Drone images of the farm showed a cluster of buildings with a large vegetable garden on one side. The small property appeared to be ringed by a fence and largely obscured by trees.

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While Dutch media reported the family was living on the farm allegedly “waiting for the end of time,” officials have not released any additional details. The Drenthe Police Department said a Large Scale Investigation Team is now operating at the farm, and investigators are probing possible criminal charges, according to police.

“We understand that everyone still has many questions. We have that, too. That is why we want to do our research thoroughly and carefully,” police said.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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