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Date: Dec 10, 2018

A Düsseldorf court on Monday found a 37-year-old German man guilty of fighting for the Taliban and sentenced him to six years in prison.

Thomas K., a Polish-born German who grew up in the Worms area of Rhineland-Palatinate, was captured by US and German special forces in southern Afghanistan in February. He was brought to Germany in April.

Read more: German Taliban fighter on trial in Dusseldorf

Thomas K., who can not be named under German media protocols, was also charged with attempted murder for firing a mortar grenade at an Afghan army camp. But the Düsseldorf High District Court ruled that charge was unfulfilled.

Read more: Deutsche Welle

A man from Holland is facing a terrorism charge after the FBI says he was planning an attack on a synagogue in the Toledo area.

Damon Joseph, 21, is charged with one count of attempting to provide material support to ISIS.

According to authorities, Joseph was arrested on Friday, December 7, in Holland.

"This man spent months planning a violent terrorist attack on behalf of ISIS here in the United States, and eventually targeted a Jewish synagogue in the Toledo area."

This is a developing story. Stick with 13abc as this story develops.

Read more: ABC 13 (WTVG Ohio)

James Alex Fields, who in August 2017 drove a car into a crowd protesting a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, was convicted Friday of first-degree murder and nine other charges.

Fields, 21, was found guilty in the killing of Heather Heyer and faces a possible sentence of life in prison.

Heyer, a 32-year-old paralegal, was demonstrating with dozens of others against the "Unite the Right" rally when Fields drove his car into the crowd after a day of tense clashes between members of alt-right groups and those opposed to their presence.
He was also found guilty of eight counts of malicious wounding and one count of failing to stop at an accident involving a death.

Read more: CNN