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London-based student admits Syria terrorism charge

A foreign student living in London has admitted trying to travel to Syria or Iraq to engage in acts of terrorism.

Cubeyda Hassan Jama, 19, a London-based Finnish national, was arrested as he tried to fly from Stansted Airport to Romania on February 5.

Appearing at London's Old Bailey, he pleaded guilty to one charge of preparing an act of terrorism by gathering equipment and making travel arrangements to go to Syria or Iraq.

He will be sentenced on 28 July.

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