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Wednesday 30 July 2014

Two British men charged with travelling to Syria for terrorism

Published 17/01/2014|21:34

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Yusuf Sawar and Mohammed Ahmed, both 21, from Handsworth, Birmingham, have tonight been charged with planning and travelling to Syria for terrorism, West Midlands police said.

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The man was arrested by officers from West Midlands Police's Counter Terrorism Unit, the force said.

On Monday, two 21-year-old men from Birmingham were detained at Heathrow Airport after arriving back in the UK on a flight from Turkey.

Detectives believe the men, from the Handsworth area, travelled to Syria in May last year.

In a statement confirming the arrests earlier this week, the West Midlands force urged anyone thinking of travelling to Syria to heed warnings issued by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

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