Brothers plead guilty in Syria terror trial

A pair of brothers from east London have pleaded guilty to conspiring to attend a terror training camp in Syria.

Islamist fighters at a training camp near Damascus. Credit: Reuters\Diaa Al-Din

Hamza Nawaz, 24, and Mohommod Nawaz, 30, were stopped by police in September last year as they arrived at the port of Dover from Calais.

Officers who searched their car allegedly found a balaclava, some ''heavy-duty clothing'', six mobile phones, a Sim card inside a Koran and five rounds of ammunition for an automatic weapon.

It was claimed the pair had driven from their home in Stratford to Calais, and then flown from Lyon to Turkey. From there they allegedly travelled into Syria.

At a brief hearing at the Old Bailey both men pleaded guilty to conspiring to attend a place used for terrorist training between January 1 2012 and September 16 2013.