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Germany arrests citizen accused of ISIS membership upon return home
In this Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019 photo people leave an airplaine of the airline 'Turkish Airline' at the airport Tegel in Berlin, Germany. German federal police say they have detained seven people deported by Turkey for ISIS links. (AP)

German authorities have arrested a German citizen accused of being a member of ISIS upon her return to Germany, federal prosecutors said on Saturday.

The woman, identified only as Nasim A., was arrested on Friday evening. A court will determine on Saturday whether she will remain in custody, prosecutors said, accusing her of “being a member of a terrorist organization in a foreign country.”

They said the suspect had left Germany for Syria in 2014, married a fighter and moved with him to Iraq. There she was paid to maintain an ISIS-controlled house and carried a weapon.

She and her husband later moved to Syria, where she also maintained a house, prosecutors said. She was arrested in early 2019 by Kurdish security forces.