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Alleged German jihadist on trail for fighting for ISIL in Syria

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Alleged German jihadist on trail for fighting for ISIL in Syria

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An alleged German jihadist has gone on trial in Frankfurt charged with membership of a terrorist organisation.

Twenty-year-old Kreshnik Berisha is accused of fighting for Islamic militants in Syria.

He could face ten years in jail if found guilty.

However, the court has proposed a lighter sentence in exchange for a full confession. His lawyers have yet to respond.

Prosecutors say the man travelled to Syria via Turkey after becoming radicalised while on a job training programme.

Germany is currently investigating 140 cases connected to ISIL membership.