Syrian men accused of terror plot released due to insufficient evidence

Syrian men accused of terror plot released on insufficient evidence

Reports claim the alleged plot was for a Christmas market like the Berlin attack

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Six Syrian men who were suspected of planning a terror attack have been released by authorities in Germany due to a lack of evidence.

Police had been holding the men since Tuesday (November 21) after around 500 officers raided eight apartments in different areas of Germany.

The group had all moved to the country between 2014 and 2015 as asylum seekers and are between 20 and 28 years old, according to The Times of Israel.

Despite being accused of plotting an attack at “a public target in Germany” officers were unable to find any explosives or weapons linked to the suspects.

Some reports claimed the alleged planned attack was set for a Christmas market, according to The Local.

Whilst it is believed that the group has ties with Islamic State, the police did not discover any evidence proving they were Isis members.

Local media in Germany also reported last night (November 22) that suspect mobile phone searches did not bring enough evidence forward to keep the men in custody.