.
.
.
.

German Prosecutors charge Syrian man in alleged extremist attack plan

Published: Updated:

A Syrian man who allegedly supported ISIS group’s ideology has been charged with making preparations for an attack in Germany, prosecutors said Tuesday.

The suspect, who was identified only as Abdullah H. in keeping with German privacy rules, was charged at a Berlin court with preparing a serious act of violence and terror financing. He was arrested in November 2019 in another case, which prosecutors gave no details of.

For the latest headlines, follow our Google News channel online or via the app.

Federal prosecutors said that he decided by June 2019 to carry out an attack in Germany that would be on a similar scale to previous ISIS attacks in Europe. They said his aim was to kill or wound as many people as possible.

Prosecutors said that the man acquired material to build improvised explosive devices, including acetone, hydrogen peroxide and sulfuric acid. He also allegedly made enquiries about using ordinary fertilizer as an explosive, acquired various metal parts and tools, and began to build a submachine gun.

The alleged plans were halted by his arrest, prosecutors said.

Read more:

ISIS suspect on trial over attacks on Turks in Germany

Seven arrested in Denmark, Germany over alleged terrorist attack plan

EU ministers back tighter borders and online terror rules after recent attacks