Hundreds more non-Iraqi women with ISIS links and suspected of carrying out terrorist attacks are being held at a prison in the Mosul area.Schoolgirl Linda fled to Turkey then into Syria last year from her hometown of Pulsnitz after being groomed online by a Chechen ISIS fighter who she married.
Klaus Mueller, the head of the Federation of German Consumer Organizations, said tens of thousands of lawsuits could be filed by buyers demanding compensation, because consumers had 'potentially paid far too high prices'.
German car manufacturer shares closed lower on Monday, weighed down by the uncertainty over the possible fines, with shares in VW down 1.4 percent, while BMW and Daimler dropped 2.8 percent and 2.7 percent respectively, dragging the blue-chip DAX index to close 0.3 percent lower.
Exane BNP Paribas automotive analyst Stuart Pearson said little was known about the allegations, but no signs had emerged about fixing prices charged to consumers.'More ugly details could yet emerge, leaving German manufacturers - and the EU auto sector - still firmly in the sin bin for now,' he added.
British motorists could be entitled to millions of pounds in compensation for alleged price-fixing among German car giants.
The European Commission have announced antitrust regulators were investigating a possible German auto industry cartel following a tip-off.