Syrian Arrested On War Crimes Charges

Civil defence members try to put out a fire at a site hit by airstrikes in the rebel held besieged Douma neighbourhood of Damascus
One man stands accused of committing war crimes in Syria's civil war. Picture Source: Reuters

German officials have arrested 2 Syrian men accused of membership in the terror organization Jabhat al-Nusra, the country’s federal prosecutor’s office said in a statement on Thursday. One of the men is accused of having committed war crimes over the killing of dozens of civil servants during Syria’s civil war.

The two Syrian nationals, 26-year-old Abdulrahman A. A. and 35-year-old Abdalfatah H. A., were arrested in the western German towns of Giessen and Düsseldorf. The prosecutor’s office did not say when the two men entered Germany.



We hope you enjoyed this free article.

Subscribe today and get full access to market-moving news in Europe's leading economy.