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Police get extra time to quiz men over Syria terror claims

Police have been granted an extra five days to quiz two men from Birmingham who were arrested at Heathrow on suspicion of terrorism offences relating to activities in Syria.

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Terror suspect's sister 'spoke of family's fears last year'

The sister of a Birmingham man arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences relating to Syria told Channel 4 News of her family's fears in July last year, the news programme has claimed.

Channel 4 News claims it knows the identities of both men arrested at Heathrow Airport today, and that the sister of 21-year-old Ali was worried after he left university and told them in a note that he was going to Istanbul.

The woman, who wished to remain anonymous, said at the time: "In the past we have had conversations about Jihad and everything, and he wasn't that extreme that he wanted to go off and do something like that.

"He wanted a purpose, like a sense of belonging, and I think that's what they gave him".

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