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Germany arrests 2 Syrian extremists, 1 accused of war crimes

Published Mar 2, 2017, 6:05 pm IST
Updated Mar 2, 2017, 6:06 pm IST
Representational Image. (Photo: File)
 Representational Image. (Photo: File)

Berlin: German authorities have arrested two Syrian nationals who allegedly were members of the extremist Nusra Front one of them is accused of war crimes involving the murder of dozens of civilians.

The federal prosecutor's office said in a statement on Thursday that 35-year-old Abdalfatah HA allegedly committed war crimes by killing 36 employees of the Syrian government together with his Nusra unit in March 2013.

The statement says he carried out so-called Shariah death sentences.

The other one, 26-year-old Abdulrahman AA, belonged to the same combat unit as Abdalfatah HA and both participated in an armed battle against Syrian government troops including taking over a big arms depot near Mahin in November 2013.

The men were arrested on Thursday and on Wednesday in the cities of Duesseldorf and Giessen and their apartments were raided.

Location: Germany, Berliini, Berlin


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