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Two British women charged with Syria terrorism offences

Published on Jan 23, 2014 7:19 AM

LONDON (AFP) - Two British women were on Wednesday charged with raising money suspected of funding terrorism in Syria, the Metropolitan Police announced in a statement.

Amal Elwahabi, 27, from North West London and Nawal Msaad, 26, from North London were charged with offences "related to terrorist activity in Syria... contrary to section 17 of the Terrorism Act 2000".

They will appear at London's Westminster Magistrates' court on Thursday.

"Metropolitan Police Counter Terrorism Command will continue to pursue individuals and networks in the UK seeking to support terrorists engaged in the Syrian conflict," added the statement.

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