Austria's government has announced a new 'counselling centre for extremism' and a deradicalization hotline intended to help young Muslims living in Austria from falling under the influence of jihadist recruiters and extremists.

This comes after 13 alleged jihadists were arrested in a series of police raids on Friday, among them a Bosnian-Serb who is believed to be a major player in a global terror network.

The counselling centre is aimed at family members, school pupils, teachers and friends who fear that someone close to them is in danger of becoming radicalized.

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