German prosecutors charge two Syrians for Ahrar al-Sham membership

Two Syrian men have been charged with membership of a terrorist organization for joining the hard-line Syrian rebel faction Ahrar al-Sham, German prosecutors said on Friday.

The 24-year-old “Kamel T.” and 22-year-old “Azad R.” can not be named under German law until they have been sentenced in court. They are accused of fighting with Ahrar al-Sham against the Syrian government and other rebel factions from August 2013 until April 2014.

Both men have been in custody since their April arrest.

After the younger suspect was wounded in clashes near Aleppo, the two traveled together to Turkey and then onto Germany in 2015 for medical treatment.