MUNICH Two Syrian migrants who arrived to Germany as element of an influx of refugees in the summer of 2015 went on trial in Munich on Thursday accused of combating in Syria as element of a militant team.
More than one million migrants have arrived in Germany about the earlier two many years and fears about safety and integration are prevalent.
Barbara Stockinger, a choose and spokeswoman for Munich’s bigger regional court docket, said 22-12 months-old Azad R. and 24-12 months-old Kamel T.H.J. were being accused of combating around Aleppo as element of the Islamist rebel team Ahrar al-Sham in between August 2013 and April 2014.
“They armed them selves with kalashnikovs and fought against other rebel groups and the Syrian army government,” she said.
Stockinger said a single of the gentlemen was wounded during fight and headed to Turkey for health-related therapy along with the other defendant. They then traveled to Germany, wherever they arrived in all over June 2015 before currently being taken into custody in April 2016.
If convicted, the gentlemen could face up to 10 many years in prison.
(Reporting by Reuters Tv Crafting by Michelle Martin Modifying by Alison Williams)