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German-Tunisian Arrested on Suspicion of Joining ISIS

German-Tunisian Arrested on Suspicion of Joining ISIS

Monday, 9 September, 2019 - 09:45
German police secure the main train station in Munich, Germany, January 1, 2016. (Reuters)

Federal prosecutors have arrested a German Tunisian woman on charges of being a member of a terror organization and for joining the ISIS group in Syria.

Prosecutors said they arrested Omaima A., whose last name was not given in line with privacy laws.

She also faces weapons charges and violating her child-raising obligations.

Prosecutors alleged Monday that A. traveled with her three minor children to Raqqa in Syria in 2015.

She raised her children according to ISIS ideology while her husband, who had traveled to Syria in December 2014, was a fighter for the extremist group.

After her husband died in an air raid, she received $1,310 (1,187 euros) from ISIS and married another fighter. After disagreements with him, she traveled back to Germany with her children in September 2016.

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