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IS: Ansbach attacker fought for us before coming to Germany

  • GERMANY OUT - Refugees from Syria stand near the site of the attack and hold up a sign reading  'we are Muslims and not terrorists' in Ansbach, Germany, Tuesday July 26, 2016. In the most recent attack, a 27-year-old Syrian asylum-seeker set off a backpack laden with explosives and shrapnel Sunday night after being refused entry to a crowded music festival in the Bavarian city of Ansbach, killing himself and wounding 15 people.  (Daniel Karmann/dpa via AP)

    GERMANY OUT - Refugees from Syria stand near the site of the attack and hold up a sign reading 'we are Muslims and not terrorists' in Ansbach, Germany, Tuesday July 26, 2016. In the most recent attack, a 27-year-old Syrian asylum-seeker set off a backpack laden with explosives and shrapnel Sunday night after being refused entry to a crowded music festival in the Bavarian city of Ansbach, killing himself and wounding 15 people. (Daniel Karmann/dpa via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • GERMANY OUT -A broken window photographed at the site of the attack in Ansbach, Germany, Tuesday July 26, 2016.  In the most recent attack in Germany, a 27-year-old Syrian asylum-seeker set off a backpack laden with explosives and shrapnel Sunday night after being refused entry to a crowded music festival in the Bavarian city of Ansbach, killing himself and wounding 15 people.  (Daniel Karmann/dpa via AP)

    GERMANY OUT -A broken window photographed at the site of the attack in Ansbach, Germany, Tuesday July 26, 2016. In the most recent attack in Germany, a 27-year-old Syrian asylum-seeker set off a backpack laden with explosives and shrapnel Sunday night after being refused entry to a crowded music festival in the Bavarian city of Ansbach, killing himself and wounding 15 people. (Daniel Karmann/dpa via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • GERMANY OUT - Police officers walk past a wall with a peace dove on a banner at the site of the attack in Ansbach, Germany,Tuesday July 26, 2016.  In the most recent attack, a 27-year-old Syrian asylum-seeker set off a backpack laden with explosives and shrapnel Sunday night after being refused entry to a crowded music festival in the Bavarian city of Ansbach, killing himself and wounding 15 people.  (Daniel Karmann/dpa via AP)

    GERMANY OUT - Police officers walk past a wall with a peace dove on a banner at the site of the attack in Ansbach, Germany,Tuesday July 26, 2016. In the most recent attack, a 27-year-old Syrian asylum-seeker set off a backpack laden with explosives and shrapnel Sunday night after being refused entry to a crowded music festival in the Bavarian city of Ansbach, killing himself and wounding 15 people. (Daniel Karmann/dpa via AP)  (The Associated Press)

The weekly Al-Nabaa online magazine of the Islamic State group says Mohammad Daleel took three months to prepare the bomb that wounded 15 people and killed him in the German town of Ansbach.

The magazine's report, published late Tuesday, added that the 27-year-old Syrian, who went to Germany as an asylum-seeker, had fought in Iraq in the past with a branch of al-Qaida.

Al-Nabaa said after Syria's crisis began in 2011, Daleel carried out attacks against government forces using hand grenades and Molotov cocktails.

When al-Qaida's branch in Syria, the Nusra Front, was founded, he fought with them until he was wounded in a mortar shell attack.

It appears that Daleel pledged alliance to IS after the 2013 split between the Nusra Front and IS.