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Germany Arrests Woman, Accused of Joining ISIS, on Return Home

Germany Arrests Woman, Accused of Joining ISIS, on Return Home

Saturday, 16 November, 2019 - 10:30
German police secure the main train station in Munich, Germany, January 1, 2016. (Reuters)
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A German woman accused of joining the ISIS group in Syria and marrying an ISIS fighter has been arrested on arrival in Germany, reported The Associated Press on Saturday.

Federal prosecutors said the woman, identified only as Nasim A., was arrested Friday evening.

They added Saturday she had been detained by Kurdish forces early this year and held at the al-Hol camp in northeastern Syria.

Prosecutors said she traveled to Syria in late 2014 and married an ISIS fighter.

The couple allegedly moved to Tal Afar, Iraq, where they lived in an ISIS-seized house.

The woman ran the household, receiving $100 per month from ISIS and leaving her husband free to fight for ISIS.

Prosecutors did not detail the circumstances of her return to Germany. Turkey is currently engaged in a push to deport ISIS members.

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