Souad Benkaddour has helped hundreds of Syrian refugees pass through Spain en route to northern Europe. For months, it was almost a fulltime job for this 53-year-old Moroccan housewife who lives in Madrid - and her phone is still ringing.
Anxieties that some Syrian refugees in Germany have ties to radical organizations have surfaced in recent years. A German court sentenced one asylum-seeker for crimes committed in Syria.
Alaa Houd came to Germany as a refugee in late 2014, when the massive influx of asylum seekers into Europe had not yet begun. Nearly three years later, he is not quite settled yet, but returning to Syria is impossible.
Two refugees in Germany have been convicted on terrorism related charges for fighting alongside rebels in Syria. It is the first such process in Bavaria against former Syrian rebels.
The legal basis for Angela Merkel's 2015 decision to open borders to a group of refugees hasn't been clarified, the Bundestag has concluded. The report is a minor disturbance in the chancellor's serene re-election bid.
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