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Germany to extradite Syrian terror suspect to Netherlands

AFP  |  Berlin 

A on Wednesday ordered the to the of a Syrian suspected of planning a "terrorist crime" there along with four other accused.

The 26-year-old Syrian was arrested in the German city of on December 29, the same day four alleged co-conspirators were detained in the Dutch port city of

at the time said the men were suspected of "involvement in the preparation of a terrorist crime", without giving further details.

The higher regional court in Koblenz said in a statement that it had approved the Dutch authorities' request for the Syrian.

The transfer is expected to take place "early next week", added in a separate statement.

The has been largely spared the kind of terror attacks which have rocked its closest European neighbours in the past few years, but there has been a series of recent scares.

Last June two terror suspects were arrested while close to carrying out attacks including at an iconic bridge in and in France, prosecutors said.

In August a 19-year-old Afghan with a German residence permit stabbed and injured two American tourists at Amsterdam's busy before being shot and wounded.

In September Dutch investigators said they had arrested seven people and foiled a "major attack" on civilians at a large event in the

They said they had found a large quantity of bomb-making materials including fertiliser likely to be used in a car bomb.

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First Published: Wed, January 09 2019. 19:50 IST