Abdulmalk A. and Mousa H. A.

28.02.2018 ( Last modified: 01.03.2018 )
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Facts

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.

Legal Procedure

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.

Fact Sheet
Name: Abdulmalk A. and Mousa H. A.
Nationality: Syrian
Context: Syria
Charges: Murder as a war crime and membership in a terrorist organization
Status: Suspects in custody, ongoing investigations
Judgement Place: Germany
Particulars: Ongoing proceedings in Germany for war crimes allegedly committed in Syria in 2013 and membership in terrorist groups, Jabhat al-Nusra and the Islamic State between 2012 and 2013