Germany: Iraqi Migrant Suspected of Islamic State Membership Arrested

BERLIN, GERMANY - OCTOBER 03: Two German policemen patrol an amusement area set up along 17th of June Street in Tiergarten Park near the Brandenburg Gate on German Unity Day (Tag der Deutschen Einheit) on October 3, 2017 in Berlin, Germany. Unity Day commemorates the reunification of East and West …
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BERLIN (AP) — German authorities say they have arrested an 18-year-old Iraqi man on suspicion of being a member of the international extremist organization, the Islamic State group.

Federal prosecutors say Aqram A., whose full name was withheld on privacy grounds, was preliminary detained Wednesday in the southwestern Rhine-Neckar district.

Prosecutors said Thursday the man is suspected of joining the Islamic State group in 2014 in Mosul where he completed military training for approximately four weeks. During the ensuing period, he worked as a guard and prepared fighting positions for the Islamic State group. In the summer of 2015, the suspect took part in fighting near the Iraqi town Beiji.

He allegedly left Iraq in late 2015 and entered Germany in February 2016.