Austria Charges Syrian Rebel With 20 Murders

Austria charges Syrian rebel with 20 murders

VIENNA, , (Pakistan Point News - APP - 10th Nov, 2016 ) - Austrian prosecutors said Thursday that they have charged a member of a Syrian rebel group with 20 counts of murder for allegedly executing wounded government soldiers in his home country. The 27-year-old man was arrested in a refugee shelter in western Austria in June after being denounced by a fellow Syrian. At first he admitted to the 2013-2014 killings in Homs and the surrounding region but later retracted his confession, a spokesman for public prosecutors in the Austrian city of Innsbruck told AFP. The suspect, a member of a unit of the Free Syrian Army (FSA), faces life in prison if convicted.