Germany arrests Syrian suspected ISIL member

A man allegedly joined the group in 2013 and stayed with them until at least August last year, having 'taken part in various military operations' and delivered food supplies for the ISIL

Germany arrests Syrian suspected ISIL member

World Bulletin / News Desk

German police have arrested a 19-year-old Syrian man accused of having fought with the ISIL extremist group in Syria, prosecutors said Thursday.

The man identified only as Shaas E. M. allegedly joined the group in 2013 and stayed with them until at least August last year, having "taken part in various military operations" and delivered food supplies for the ISIL, they said in a statement.

Prosecutors declined to say when and how the suspect entered Germany, which last year took in over one million asylum seekers, around 40 percent of them from war-torn Syria.

They said there was currently "no evidence of concrete attack plans" and no known links between the suspect and the recent bloody extremist attacks in France and Belgium.

The suspect was arrested Tuesday after prosecutors in Potsdam near Berlin laid criminal conspiracy charges, and a judge on Wednesday ordered that he stay in custody on charges of membership of a foreign terrorist organisation.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 24 Mart 2016, 17:07
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