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Syrian man suspected of Islamic State beheadings detained in Hungary

Budapest, Hungary – Hungarian authorities have detained and questioned a Syrian man accused of taking part in beheadings in Syria as a member of the so-called Islamic State (ISIS), according to a statement released earlier today by Budapest prosecutors.

The 27-year-old man, not identified in the statement, had already been awaiting deportation to Greece where he is believed to be in possession of refugee status.

The Syrian citizen was initially arrested with forged documents and fake ID in December at the Ferenc Liszt International Airport in Budapest.

The unidentified man’s affiliation and connection with ISIS, or the so-called Islamic State of Syria and the Levant, was discovered later on by Eurojust, the European Union’s agency in charge of coordinating and overseeing judicial co-operation in crime investigations between EU member states, working with authorities in Belgium and Hungary.

The man is accused of carrying out the gruesome execution of at least 20 people in 2016 in the city of Homs, in the western part of Syria, all civilians and family members of a person who refused to join the terror organisation.

He is now facing charges of terrorist activities due to his ties to the jihadist organization ISIS, reports online local media Hungary Today.

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