Two Syrians, allegedly responsible for war crimes in their country, were arrested on Monday in the German cities of Essen and Naumburg by order of the federal prosecutor.
Prosecutors have reported that the arrests were made this Monday morning and that their homes were also searched. The two detainees will appear before a judge in the next few hours, who will decide whether to remain in preventive detention.
The two Syrians are reported to have participated in the execution of a lieutenant colonel in the Syrian army on July 10, 2012. One of them would have watched him and the other would have recorded the execution that will be used as propaganda.
Prosecutors believe the two are connected to Frente al Nusra, the former Al Qaeda branch in Syria that was renamed Fatá al Sham, one as a member and the other as a sympathizer.