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Sweden arrests Syrian soldier accused of posing with dead bodies

A court in Sweden has ordered the detention of a man accused of committing war crimes in Syria.

Mohammad Abdullah, a 33 year old seeking asylum in the country, stands accused of committing war crimes whilst being a soldier attached to Syrian government forces and fighting against the Islamic State. He reportedly posed for photographs in front of dead or wounded fighters.

Prosecutor Henrik Attorp told Swedish radio that the accused had violated the victims' "personal dignity" under international law.

Mr Abdullah claimed he was following orders.

See more from AP here.