They were captured after police listened to their phone conversations in which they discussed the possibility of carrying out terror attacks in central locations across Rome.

Two of the ISIS members arrested in Italy

Two of the ISIS members arrested in Italy Photo credit: Reuters/Channel 2 News

Italian police on Thursday arrested four Islamic State members who are suspected of having planned terror attacks in several locations in the capital city of Rome, including Vatican City and the Israeli embassy.

In addition to these four suspects, all of Moroccan descent, police know of two others who were allegedly part of the same group and assisted in planning the attacks. They reportedly left Italy last year and have arrived in Iraq and Syria, where they are still on the loose.