Germany extradited to his native France on Wednesday a man suspected to have joined Islamic militants in war-torn Syria, a prosecution spokesman said.
The 30-year-old, who was wounded in Syria, had been detained 10 days earlier at Berlin’s Tegel airport where he had arrived from Istanbul.
The suspect, who also allegedly took part in a militant video message, was sent to France by plane, Berlin prosecutors’ spokesman Martin Steltner told AFP.
A source close to the French investigation has identified the man as Tewffik Bouallag, born in Dreux west of Paris, who allegedly went to Syria last December and fought alongside the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).
He was detained on an warrant issued by Paris prosecutors that accused him of membership in a terrorist organization.