Two men remanded in custody over Syria terror claims

Two men from Birmingham who appeared in court charged with planning and travelling to Syria to engage in terrorism have been remanded in custody until January 31.

Terror suspects remanded in custody until Jan 31

Two men who appeared in court charged with planning and travelling to Syria to engage in terrorism have been remanded in custody until January 31.

A police van arrives at Westminster Magistrates Court in London this morning.
A police van arrives at Westminster Magistrates Court in London this morning. Credit: ITV News

Yusuf Sawar and Mohammed Ahmed, from Handsworth in Birmingham, were arrested at Heathrow Airport on Monday after arriving back in the UK on a flight from Turkey.

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Birmingham men due in court over Syria terror claims

Two men are due to appear in court today charged with planning and travelling to Syria to engage in terrorism.

Yusuf Sawar and Mohammed Ahmed, from Handsworth in Birmingham, were arrested at Heathrow Airport on Monday after arriving back in the UK on a flight from Turkey.

The men, both 21, will appear at Westminster Magistrates Court in London this morning, West Midlands Police said.

Officers said the case is not connected to the arrest of a 21-year-old from Sheldon, Birmingham, who was arrested yesterday on suspicion of attending a terrorist training camp in Syria.

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Two men charged over Syria terrorism claims

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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BREAKING: Two men from Handsworth Bham tonight charged with planning and travelling to Syria for terrorism, under Sect 5 Terrorism Act. 1/2

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2/2 Yusuf Sawar and Mohammed Ahmed both aged 21 will appear at Westminster Magistrates Court tomorrow morning (Saturday).