Man goes on trial in Germany for helping attack on Syrian jail

January 20, 2015 2:59 PM

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MUNICH, Germany (Reuters) - A German man of Afghan descent went on trial on Tuesday charged with being a member of a terrorist organization and an accomplice to murder in Syria after participating in a jihadist attack on a prison in Aleppo.

Munich court spokeswoman Andrea Titz said the German-born man, aged 27 and identified only as Harun P., could face a life sentence if convicted at the trial, which is expected to run until April 23.

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