German charged with complicity in ‘Islamic State’ war crimes

A German national has been charged with war crimes for desecrating the body of an enemy fighter. The man is alleged to have traveled to Syria to fight with terrorists in 2013.

A 30-year-old German suspected of fighting with “Islamic State” (IS) jihadists saw new charges brought against him on Thursday. Now, on top of facing trial over membership in a terrorist organization, he has been charged with committing war crimes.

State prosecutors in Karlsruhe have claimed that Abdelkarim El B. traveled from his home in Frankfurt to Syria in 2013. From there, the attorneys said, he joined IS and was routinely at the forefront of the fighting in the country’s civil war.