BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:00 p.m.) – A Chechen jihadist was given a lenient sentence by the German courts, Monday, after it was found that he had fought with the Islamic State (ISIS) in Syria.
According to a report from Kurdistan 24, Aslanbek S. (29), a Chechen jihadist who fought with the Islamic State (IS) in the Kurdish city of Kobani, was sentenced to four years and two months in a German jail.
The Chechen ISIS member was reportedly living with his wife and two children in Bremen, Germany before he was arrested by the local authorities.
The German newspaper, Weser Kurier, reported that the Chechen ISIS member would frequently visit the Islamic Cultural Center in Bremen, which was under tight surveillance by the local authorities.
The newspaper reported that he fought with a Chechen ISIS unit, Katiba Badr, from March 2014 to January 2015, when the terrorist group was defeated at Kobani.
The Chechen ISIS member would then flee to Germany, where he was eventually arrested after the German authorities raided the Islamic Cultural Center in February 2015.