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Yousif Badri in court on terror charges

A man has appeared in court accused of carrying out terror offences while living in Aberdeen.

Yousif Badri is accused of three crimes including an accusation he was involved in conduct "with the intention of committing acts of terrorism"

Prosecutor Richard Goddard described the case against the 29-year-old as "exceptional in the quantity of material" involved.

Mr Badri denies the charges and the case was adjourned until next month.

Addresses listed on the indictment are a property in Ashgrove Road, Aberdeen, and Berryden Retail Park in the city.

Badri's current address in Halifax, Yorkshire is also mentioned.

The first accusation states that Badri - between 2007 and 2013 - collected information likely to be useful to a person "committing or preparing an act of terrorism".

This was said to include footage of terror attacks as well as instructions on "urban assassinations" and "guerrilla tactics".

A second charge alleges he had an "equipment list" for attending a terrorist training camp in Afghanistan.

He is also said to have possessed "advice for those involved in conducting terrorist attack planning operations".

The charge further states Badri had documents, recordings and files containing "extreme ideology".

The final accusation claims that Badri on 16 April last year posted on Twitter the phrase: "Whoever feels safe from punishment, misbehaves".

The comment is said to have come from a copy of the Inspire magazine - described as being published by the "propaganda wing" of Al-Qaeda.

Judge Lady Rae adjourned the case until a further hearing next month.

It is expected a trial could last up to six weeks.

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