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Plymouth dentistry student guilty of terrorist fundraising

Abdurahman Kaabar was convicted after a trial at Sheffield Crown Court Photo: NECTU

A dentistry student has been found guilty of sending money to his brother who's believed to be fighting in Syria.

23 year old Abdurahman Kaabar has been found guilty on two counts of funding terrorism. He also pleaded guilty to 12 counts of disseminating a terrorist publication.

In 2016 Kaabar was a student at the dental school at Plymouth University and went on work placements at dental practises in Sheffield.

Kaabar's younger brother left the UK and arrived in Syria in 2016 Credit: NECTU

Detectives at Counter Terrorism Policing North East say Kaabar and his co-defendant Badroddin Kazkaz transferred money to Kaabar's younger brother.

Mohammed Kaabar booked return flights from the UK to Turkey in March 2016. He arrived in Syria in April of that year.

Detectives believe Mohammed Kaabar is fighting in Syria.

Abdurahman Kaabar told police he hadn't heard from his younger brother in months Credit: NECTU

It is highly likely that they [Kaabar and Kazkaz] have at least suspected that the money would be used to further the cause of terrorist groups and potentially fund terrorist activity.

– Detective Superintendent Simon Atkinson, Head of Investigations at Counter Terrorism Policing North East