Last week, a remarkable catch for the fighters of the Kurdish militia YPG. In the Syrian village of Baghus, close to the Iraqi border, they took the German jihadists Martin L. into custody along with his two German women, whom he had married according to Islamic law, and two children. The man from Saxony was not alleged, only a member of the terrorist militia "Islamic state", but also in their intelligence, in a higher Position. He should have also purchased a jesidische slave. The Federal Prosecutor investigating Martin L., in Germany, he would have to answer in a process. His companions might also. But if and when it comes to that, is open. The Federal Republic of Germany hesitates, Martin L. and the other German jihadists in the violence of the YPG, to bring home. Although the Kurds jostle. And now Germany is also the policy of the Nato partner under pressure.
at the end of January it became known that France wanted more than to get 100 prisoners French jihadists home and in court. German security circles are irritated. The worry is large, the terrorist potential in Western Europe could abruptly grow. But the Kurds wanted to, says a senior expert, "that we take our people back". The YPG is the threat, "we just let them run".
The Kurdish militia, an offshoot of the terrorist organization PKK, but in the fight against the "IS" with the United States is allied, in its territory "Rojava" in the North and East of Syria, about 1000 IS-people and their families caught. About 40 men and women, including some minors, were from Germany, say security circles. The Numbers are increasing, Kurdish sources speak of 60 German. The majority of adult prisoners are considered to be members or at least supporters of the IS. The Kurds are annoyed, guarding and care of prisoners cost money and tie up personnel.
'd left the jihadists in Germany?
The Federal Republic of Germany relies on small steps. The Foreign office responds to a request from the daily mirror, only vaguely that it was "aware of cases of" a German citizen, to be located in North Syria in custody, however, "own findings" were not present. Consular support is after the closure of the German Embassy in Damascus – they were in 2012 – not possible. Add to this that "Rojava" is not a recognized state, even if that would be the Kurds. Security circles say, with the YPG, the Federal criminal police office and the Federal intelligence service questioning German jihadists negotiate. "The prisoners from Germany are known to us," it says. At least the men were Ex-fighters of "IS".
As another typical case, Fared S., a Jihadist from Bonn. Last Sunday, the German-Algerian, was to be seen in the ARD programme "weltspiegel", a Reporter had interviewed him in a Kurdish prison. Fared S. said, he wanted to get back to Germany. Also because he would have been there in the expected more rights. When the "IS" had Fared S. is involved, presumably, in executions. In a Video of the terrorist militia, he is posing in front of piled-up corpses.
you Should enter a Fared see again German soil, would also be to him the arrest safely. Against Fared S., Martin L. and at least a dozen other German jihadists in Kurdish custody advocacy process at the Federal pending.
The German security authorities are also careful, because you have made it an unpleasant experience. In April 2018, the 31-year-old Sabine S. and their two children from Kurdish custody were freely and to Germany. The woman is considered to be a member of the "IS", it has presumably lived in Rakka, once the IS-capital in the North of Syria. You should have advertised to have married a high-ranking fighters, to weapons, be trained in, in the Internet for the terrorist militia and killings justified. As the YPG Sabine S. took place in September 2017 in the North of Syria, was armed, the woman with a gun.More about
the fight against IS Kurds threaten them with release of IslamistsChristian Böhme, Thomas Seibert
in Spite of the "IS"-biography of Sabine p., remained in Germany first on a walk. The Federal Prosecutor had requested in March 2018 a warrant, but the investigating judge at the Federal court of justice submitted the evidence. The Federal Prosecutor's office had only one complaint success. In July took place in Baden-Baden, the arrest, the three months until then, S. had to be closely monitored to prevent the radicalized woman in Germany made an attempt.