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  • 18 January 2014, 1:12

Briton Arrested Over 'Syria Terror Training'

A Birmingham man has been arrested at Gatwick airport on suspicion of attending a terrorist training camp in Syria.

The 21-year-old from the Sheldon area of the city had returned to the UK on a flight from Istanbul.

West Midlands Police said in a statement that the arrest was not connected with two men who were held at Heathrow airport on Monday on suspicion of Syria-linked terror offences.

The pair, Yusuf Sawar and Mohammed Ahmed, both 21, from Handsworth, Birmingham, have been charged with planning and travelling to Syria for terrorism.

In a statement earlier this week, the West Midlands force urged anyone thinking of travelling to Syria to heed warnings issued by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

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