Mohammed Nahin Ahmed (left) and Yusuf Sarwar - handout from West Midlands Police
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Two British men jailed after Syria terror trip

Two British men who went to Syria to join rebel fighters have been jailed for 12 years and eight months each.

Yusuf Sarwar and Mohammed Nahin Ahmed, both aged 22 and from Birmingham, were sentenced for engaging in conduct in preparation of terrorist acts.

Ahmed's family, who say they helped with the police investigation, have issued a statement saying: "We feel completely betrayed."

They plan to appeal, saying the sentence is too long.

In a separate case, a man convicted of preparing for acts of terrorism in Syria was jailed for four years. Mashudur Choudhury was part of a group who went there from Portsmouth.

June Kelly reports.

  • 05 Dec 2014
  • From the section UK
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