A Swedish court has ordered the arrest of a Syrian on suspicion of murdering several people in his home country in 2012.

The Orebro District Court says the 45-year-old man allegedly participated in execution-style killings four years ago in the northwestern city of Idlib.

The court said Monday that the suspect, registered as living in the central Swedish town of Karlskoga, should be arrested immediately pending a detention hearing, for fear that he might flee the country to avoid prosecution.

The man was not identified.