The German Federal Prosecutor’s Office filed charges against an alleged war criminal of Syrian nationality who allegedly participated as a member of the Islamic State in the killings carried out in Syria in 2015.
German authorities arrested the accused in March last year, and he has been in police custody since then. Likewise, the Prosecutor’s Office announced that the case will be handled by the Higher Regional Court in Koblenz.
The German Prosecutor’s Office accused the Syrian citizen not only of alleged war crimes but also of murder and membership in a criminal organization.
According to German authorities, the defendants would have brought two fighters from the opposition Free Syrian Army who were sentenced to death by the Islamic State and taken as prisoners to be executed together. The accused was supposed to be watching over the two victims until he was shot.
A few days later, the Syrian citizen was about to take two other fighters to be killed as well. According to the German Prosecutor’s Office, one of them died from a gunshot wound to the head, while the other was tied to a car that dragged him at a speed of more than 40 kilometers per hour until he died.
Finally, the Prosecutor’s Office also accused the Syrian citizen of a crime for shooting several times in the vicinity of an unarmed person at a roadblock. He also allegedly helped occupy a house used by members of the Islamic State after the owner was evicted.