|A policewoman carries a submachine gun while patrolling at Hauptbahnhof train station on German Unity Day on October 3, 2009 in Berlin, Germany.|
BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors say they have charged a man with membership in a group that plotted to attack U.S. targets in the European country.
Prosecutors announced Monday the man identified only as Salih S. was charged Aug. 12 with supporting a terrorist organization and membership in a terrorist organization.
They say the German citizen is alleged to be a member of the radical Islamic Jihad Union who trained at a terrorist camp in Pakistan. He was first arrested in 2008 in Turkey and extradited in July.
Salih S. is accused of procuring GPS devices, night vision goggles and other items for Adem Yilmaz Yilmaz was convicted with three others earlier this year of plotting a thwarted attack that a judge said could have killed large numbers of U.S. soldiers and civilians.
"This included three GPS devices, night-vision goggles and three compass watches as well as other equipment," the statement said.
S. was arrested in Turkey in November 2008 but released in February 2009 on bail. He was taken into custody again in June this year on the basis of a German arrest warrant and extradited in July.
He is also suspected of travelling to an IJU camp in the Pakistani militant stronghold Waziristan in March 2007 to receive training after which he took part in "several combat missions" for the group. Expatica