German authorities are preparing to prosecute dozens of citizens who joined the extremist group “Islamic State,” (IS) several media outlets revealed on Monday.
Authorities have already issued arrest warrants for 18 out of the 63 adult German citizens being held in Syria, Iraq, Turkey and Greece, according a joint report by newspaper
Süddeutsche Zeitung and public broadcasters NDR and WDR. Including children, the list of German citizens held jumps into three figures.
In total there are 32 preliminary court proceedings against German IS members imprisoned abroad.