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A man arrested in Birmingham yesterday for Syria-related terrorism offences has been released on police bail.
The 21-year-old man was detained by officers from the West Midlands Counter terrorism unit yesterday morning (Tuesday 17 May) at an address in the Handsworth area.
The man, who was arrested on suspicion of preparing to travel to Syria to join Daesh, was bailed with strict conditions while enquiries continue to take place.
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.
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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Video report by ITV News Central reporter Chris Halpin
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.
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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 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.