German prosecutors have said they’re investigating an alleged Lebanese member of a hard-line Islamic group in Syria and two suspected accomplices accused of helping him procure money and supplies.
Federal prosecutors said Thursday the main suspect is believed to have trained and fought in Syria last year with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, an al-Qaida-linked group.
They identified the 24-year-old Lebanese national only as Ismail I. in line with Germany privacy rules.
Prosecutors said the group sent him back to Germany to procure money, medicine and military supplies, including camouflage gear and night vision goggles.
He and one of the alleged accomplices were arrested on a German highway in November as they set off for Syria. Federal prosecutors, who handle terrorism cases, took over the case last month.