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German Woman Charged With ISIS Membership

German Woman Charged With ISIS Membership

Monday, 21 October, 2019 - 14:00
The wife of a suspected member of the ISIS group waits on the western front line to be questioned after fleeing the center of Raqqa, Syria. (BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images)

Prosecutors have charged a German woman with membership in a terrorist organization and child endangerment for taking her three minor children to Syria and joining the ISIS extremist group.

Prosecutors said Monday that Carla-Josephine S., whose last name wasn't released, took her son and daughters to Syria in 2015 while her husband was on a business trip.

Her children underwent ISIS ideological indoctrination and when her son questioned the teaching, she reported him to the group's leadership and he was punished. Her son also underwent paramilitary training before he was killed in 2018 when their compound was bombed.

Unable to convince her husband to join her, S. married an ISIS fighter from Somalia in 2016 and underwent paramilitary training.

She was arrested upon her return to Germany in April.

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