Three Germans Jailed For Joining Jihadists In Syria

Three Germans jailed for joining jihadists in Syria

BERLIN,, (Pakistan Point News - 03rd Nov, 2016 ) - A German court Thursday jailed three young German men for up to four and half years for travelling to Syria where they teamed up with jihadists. Fadil Rudolf S., 26, who received the longest prison term, had first travelled to Syria to join the Sunni militia group Junud al-Sham and in 2013 joined fighters of the Islamic State group. "After his first return to Germany, he once again made himself available as a fighter for the IS over several weeks in July 2014," the court in the western city of Duesseldorf said in a statement.

"Later in January and in the summer of 2015, he also sought twice to travel to Syria to join the IS." The other men, 24-year-old Mohamed A. and 26-year-old Mustafa P., were sentenced to two years and nine months for involvement in Junud al-Sham for several months in 2013. Separately, investigators were examining if there were grounds for charging a Syrian detained Wednesday in Berlin over alleged links to the IS group. Germany has so far been spared large-scale jihadist attacks. But it was shaken by two assaults claimed by IS and carried out by asylum seekers -- an axe rampage on a train in Wuerzburg that injured five, and a suicide bombing in Ansbach in which 15 people were hurt. Police said last month they had foiled an alleged plot by a Syrian refugee to bomb one of Berlin's airports.