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London man in court over Iraq roadside bombs

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A man from London has appeared in court charged with conspiring to murder coalition forces in Iraq.

Anis Abid Sardar, 37, of Wembley, is accused in connection with roadside improvised explosive devices recovered from Anbar province in Iraq in 2007.

Mr Sardar appeared at Westminster Magistrates' Court after the CPS said it had authorised charges following an investigation by the Met Police.

He was remanded in custody and will appear at the Old Bailey next month.

Deborah Walsh, deputy head of counter terrorism at the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), said: "It is alleged that Mr Sardar conspired to murder coalition forces operating in Iraq on or before 22 November 2007 by conspiring to cause the explosion of these IEDs."

The Metropolitan Police said Mr Sardar was arrested at his home on Tuesday by officers from its Counter Terrorism Command on suspicion of being concerned in the manufacture of the devices.

He faces one count of conspiracy to murder, contrary to section 1 of the Criminal Law Act 1977, and one count of conspiring to cause an explosion with intent to endanger life or property contrary to section 3(1)(a) of the Explosive Substances Act 1883.

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