Syrian teen caught scouting targets for ISIS in Berlin

The 19-year-old suspect is believed to have offered ISIS to act as a middle-man for its terrorists carrying out an attack in Germany, and offered to join the terror cell himself.

Germany’s security service has apprehended a Syrian migrant who is suspected of mapping Berlin and searching for potential sites for an attack by the Islamic State (ISIS) terror group.

Federal prosecutors say the suspect, a 19-year-old identified only as Shaas al-M. and who was arrested in March, also recruited at least one person to fight in for ISIS in Syria.

Prosecutors stated Thursday that the suspect joined ISIS in his Syrian home village in mid-2013. He underwent military training and was a member of ISIS there before leaving for Germany in mid-2015.

The suspect was charged last week with membership of a foreign terrorist organization and violating arms control laws.

ISIS has trained at least 400 terrorists to target Europe in deadly waves of attacks, deploying interlocking terror cells like the ones that struck Brussels and Paris with orders to choose the time, place and method for maximum chaos.

Estimates range from 400 to 600 ISIS fighters trained specifically for attacks on the West. Some 5,000 Europeans have gone to Syria, and present a security threat upon their return to their home countries.

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The network of agile and semi-autonomous sleeper cells shows the reach of ISIS in Europe, even as it loses ground in Syria and Iraq.

Germany has been on edge since two attacks this summer claimed by ISIS in which multiple people were injured and both terrorists died. Two other attacks unrelated to Islamic terrorism, including a deadly mall shooting in Munich, have also contributed to fears.

By: World Israel News Staff
AP contribute to this report.