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Syria Terror Offences: Two UK Women Charged
Two women have been charged in relation to funding terrorist activities in Syria, Scotland Yard has said.
Amal Elwahabi, 27, and Nawal Msaad, 26, both from northwest London, were arrested on January 16.
Msaad was detained at Heathrow Airport while Elwahabi was held later that day in northeast London.
Scotland Yard said the pair is accused of "becoming concerned in an arrangement as a result of which money was made available or was to be made available to another, and they knew or had reasonable cause to suspect that it would or may be used for the purposes of terrorism".
The alleged offences are said to have taken place between January 13 and 16 and relate to terrorist activity in Syria, a spokesman said.
He added: "SO15, the Metropolitan Police Counter Terrorism Command, will continue to pursue individuals and networks in the UK seeking to support terrorists engaged in the Syrian conflict."
The women will appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court later.