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Prisoners in Syria : 18 arrest warrants against German IS-fighters

The German security authorities are preparing, apparently, already on track in the Middle East imprisoned fighters of the jihadist militia IS under criminal law in Germany. According to a report of the "süddeutsche Zeitung", NDR and WDR from Monday so far, 18 arrest warrants were issued.

According to the census, the authorities in Syria, Iraq and Turkey, 42 of the Islamists in custody, which have or also have a German nationality. 17 were already classified as a so-called threat.

In Syria are several thousand foreign fighters, the jihadists militia Islamic state (IS) with their wives and children of the Kurdish troops. US President, Donald Trump had called on the Europeans on Sunday, the country people rapidly back, and to make the process.

The Federal government is with the US and European partners such as France and the UK in conversation, as government spokesman Steffen Seibert said on Monday. The IS-followers have the right to return to Germany, if they are German citizens. You are expected to be prosecuted, the responsibility lies with the attorney General.

For a criminal prosecution to prepare, asked the German Federal intelligence service the report of the "süddeutsche Zeitung", NDR and WDR, for months before the prisoner IS-trailer in Northern Syria, and collect evidence. His findings point to the BND to the attorney General.

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