Searches were conducted early in the morning in homes and other properties across the western German state of North-Rhine Westphalia and in the United Kingdom.

 

German police

 

“Both suspects are accused of having supported the foreign terrorist organization JaN [Jabhat al-Nusra or al-Nusra Front] for a few years,” prosecutors said in a statement.

 

The suspects allegedly collected donations and organized aid convoys to Syria, supplying the al-Qaeda offshoot, formerly known as al-Nusra Front, with ambulances, medicine, medical equipment and food under the guise of aid groups called Medicine With a Heart and Medicine Without Borders.