German police nab two suspected ISIS members from Syria
German counterterror police on Tuesday arrested two Syrian jihadists, aged 23 and 30, who are suspected of being members of Islamic State. They were taken into custody in separate raids in Berlin and in Saxony-Anhalt, located about 200 kilometers southwest of the German capital. According to prosecutors, the older suspect, who has only been identified as Abdulmalk, kidnapped a sniper from the Syrian army in 2013 near the city of Tabqa, forced him to dig his own grave and then decapitated him.
DEBKAfile: More than one million refugees, mostly Syrians, have entered Germany since 2015. The German security and intelligence services are concerned that the refugees may include ISIS sleeper cells waiting for the opportunity to carry out terrorist attacks.