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Brothers deny sending £10,000 to terrorist in Syria

Two brothers have appeared in court accused of sending £10,000 to a terrorist fighter in Syria.

Mohammed Iqbal Hussain, 25, and Mohamed Suyaubur Rohaman, 32, both of Walsall, are charged with funding terrorism under the Terrorism Act 2000.

They allegedly transferred £10,000 to their brother Musadiqur Rohanan, who is believed to be engaged in terrorist activity in Raqqa, Syria, and his wife Zohura Siddeka.

Westminster Magistrates Court Credit: Yui Mok / PA Archive/PA Images

Hussain also faces three other charges of funding terrorism.

Both defendants appeared at Westminster Magistrates Court, central London, in front of Deputy Senior District Judge Emma Arbuthnot.

Alisha Harris, defending, indicated the pair deny all the charges against them.

The brothers were arrested last Tuesday at their home in Castle Road in an intelligence-led investigation, West Midlands Police said.

Two other men arrested by counter-terrorism officers in Walsall on Thursday on suspicion of Syria-related terrorism offences have been released on police bail until April.

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Syrian refugee mothers' stories tackle ISIS propaganda

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Latest figures show the number of women and girls leaving the UK to join the so-called Islamic State in Syria is rising.

Between July 2014 and July 2015 43 girls and women were thought to have fallen victim to radicalisation and travelled to the war torn country. Figures released today for the whole of last year show that had risen to 56.

Now it's hoped accounts from Syrian refugee mothers who've managed to escape the bombing and bloodshed for safety in the UK will deter anyone from risking their lives and going the other way. Chris Halpin reports.

Anti-terrorism video produced by Derby College graduates to be used in schools

The film tells the story of a lonely teenager at school Credit: Tero Sivula/STT-Lehtikuva/Press Association Images

A new anti-terrorism video made by graduates of Derby College is being launched today ahead of its introduction into schools across the UK.

The video has been approved by the Home Office.

It focuses on a lonely 14-year-old girl who finds herself isolated at school and turns to social media. It depicts how she meets an older man online and is introduced to extremist views.

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Two arrested in Birmingham over Syria terror offences

Two people have been arrested in Birmingham today on suspicion of terrorism offences relating to Syria.

They were detained at an address in Sparkbrook by officers from the West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit around 7.30am this morning.

They are a 38-year-old man and 31-year-old woman who have been arrested on suspicion of preparation for Acts of Terrorism.

The arrests were pre-planned and intelligence-led and police have confirmed that there was no immediate threat to public safety.

Birmingham man arrested in counter-terror investigation

A Birmingham man has been arrested under section 41 of the Terrorism Act concerning the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism.

CTU are now questioning the man. Credit: West Midlands Police

The 27-year-old was arrested on Sunday afternoon following the discovery of suspicious items at his home on Naseby Road in Alum Rock, Birmingham. There was no immediate risk to the public.

Houses in the street were temporarily evacuated as a precautionary measure while experts from West Midlands Police, the fire service and army conducted safety checks on the items.

Birmingham police officers had been searching the address having arrested the man at around 1.40am on suspicion of going equipped and possession of an offensive weapon.

Detectives now have until Tuesday morning to question the man.

Anyone with information which may help should call police on 101or the national Anti-Terrorist Hotline on 0800 789 321.

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