Syrian “refugee” in Sweden is arrested on suspicion of committing war crimes for Assad

A Syrian asylum-seeker has been arrested in Sweden after being accused of war crimes in his home country.

Mohamad Abdullah, 31, allegedly fought for Syrian president Bashar al-Assad before fleeing the country and travelling to Scandinavia.

Abdullah appeared in court in Stockholm on Thursday, admitting to being a member of the Syrian regime, but denies fighting for the government.