Germany charges man with role in ISIS executions in Syria

January 3, 2017 17:11

BERLIN - Germany's chief prosecutor has charged a 28-year-old German citizen with murder, belonging to a terrorist group and committing war crimes for his role in the execution of six detainees by Islamic State militants in Syria in 2015.

The man, identified as Harry S. in court documents, has been in custody since returning to Germany in July 2015, shortly after prosecutors said he took part in the executions in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra.A spokeswoman for the Federal Prosecutor's Office in Karlsruhe said on Tuesday the man had travelled to Syria in early April 2015 to join Islamic State.

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