German authorities say they’ve arrested a French girl who allegedly dedicated struggle crimes in Syria after becoming a member of the Islamic State extremist group
ByThe Related Press
November 30, 2023, 6:10 AM
BERLIN — German authorities mentioned Thursday they’d arrested a French girl who allegedly dedicated struggle crimes is Syria after becoming a member of the Islamic State extremist group.
Germany’s federal prosecutor mentioned the girl, who was solely recognized as Samra N. according to German privateness guidelines, was arrested Tuesday within the western metropolis of Trier.
The lady is suspected of getting participated as a member of two overseas terrorist organizations as a youngster, the prosecutor’s assertion mentioned.
She allegedly traveled to Syria in September 2013, the place she first joined Jabhat al-Nusra, Syria’s al-Qaida affiliate on the time, and married one of many group’s fighters based on Islamic rites. In November 2013, the couple joined the Islamic State extremist group.
Syria was within the throes of a civil struggle that broke out following a brutal authorities crackdown on pro-democracy mass protests in 2011. Protesters took up arms and the unrest finally devolved right into a civil struggle that drew in Islamic extremists and fighters from world wide.
Whereas in Syria, N. allegedly tried to steer folks residing in Germany to additionally go to Syria to develop into a member of Jabhat al-Nusra. She additionally briefly took in a lady who had been persuaded to go away the nation on this means.
The suspect ran the family for her husband and helped him procure navy gear for IS, based on the fees.
On two events, when her husband was away on fight missions, she stayed in girls’s homes that IS had occupied after driving out the unique residents, which Germany considers a “struggle crime in opposition to property.”
N. returned to Germany in the beginning of 2014, however remained a member of IS till at the least February 2015, prosecutors mentioned. It was not instantly clear why, as a French citizen, she went to Germany.