Abdulmalk A. and Mousa H. A.
Abdulmalk A. is a Syrian national from Deir el-Zour suspected of acting as a commander during the hostilities in eastern Syria.
Mousa H. A. is a Syrian national accused of taking part in the conflict against the regime of Bashar Al-Assad.
In 2012, they allegedly joined combat units belonging to Jabhat al-Nusra.
In 2013, Abdulmalk A. allegedly captured and murdered a member of the government’s armed forces near the city of Tabqa. Later in 2013, he reportedly joined the Islamic State (IS) forces in the city of Deir Ezzor. He is accused of being in charge of the Euphrates dam, controlled by IS, near the city of Tabqa.
After 2015, Abdulmalk A. and Mousa H. A. reportedly entered Germany among a wave of refugees.
In May 2017, two arrest warrants were issued against Mousa H. A. and Abdulmalk A. for their alleged membership in terrorist groups. Abdulmalk A. was further accused of murder as a war crime.
On 9 May 2017, Abdulmalk A. was arrested in Saxe-Anhalt and Mousa H. A. in Berlin. They both remain in custody pending investigations of German authorities.