German police arrest suspected Syrian militant near Berlin
23 August 2020 | 11:35 am
Police in the German state of Brandenburg have arrested a Syrian man on terror allegations. He is suspected of having been a member of two Islamist rebel groups opposed to the Syrian regime.
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