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German Woman Charged over Years in ISIS-controlled Territory

German Woman Charged over Years in ISIS-controlled Territory

Wednesday, 16 January, 2019 - 11:45
A fighter of Syrian Democratic Forces stands amidst the ruins of buildings near the Clock Square in Raqqa, Syria October 18, 2017. REUTERS/Erik De Castro
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German prosecutors have filed terrorism charges against a German woman arrested after allegedly spending several years in a part of Syria controlled by ISIS.

The Associated Press quoted federal prosecutors as saying Wednesday that 32-year-old Sabine Ulrike Sch., whose full name wasn't disclosed in line with privacy rules, faces charges of membership in a terrorist organization, looting and violating weapons laws.

They said she traveled to Syria in late 2013 and married an ISIS militant, living with him in houses seized by the group. She allegedly received weapons training between 2014 and mid-2017 and wrote blogs praising life in territory controlled by the terrorist organization. Her husband died in fighting in 2016.

The woman was captured by Kurdish forces in September 2017 along with the wives of other ISIS militants and returned to Germany in April.

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