A Syrian asylum seeker has appeared in an Austrian court charged with 20 murders that took place in his home country.
The 27-year-old man, who was arrested in western Austria in June, faces the charge of “murder in the context of terrorism”.
He is accused of shooting unarmed or wounded soldiers following a battle in Homs, Syria.
His lawyers have said that he was severely traumatised at the time.
Austrian media said the suspect told others at a refugee shelter that he had shot dead government soldiers when he was fighting with an Islamist rebel group called the Farouq Brigade.