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Syrian man, 20, convicted in Berlin of passing info to ISIS

 

BERLIN—A German court convicted a Syrian refugee Friday of membership in ISIS in his homeland and later providing information for a possible attack against "soft targets" in Berlin.

 

Berlin's criminal court sentenced Shaas al-Mohammad, 20, to five years in prison on 150 counts of membership in a foreign terrorist organization and 149 counts of violating weapons laws.

 

Judges noted the seriousness of the crimes, but applied youth sentencing guidelines because most of them happened before the defendant turned 18.