Suspect Accused of Joining Al Qaeda in Syria

A terror suspect has appeared in court charged with travelling to Syria and joining al Qaida.

Mohammed Yamin, 25, from east London, was arrested on Wednesday and subsequently charged with three offences – engaging in conduct in preparation of terrorist acts, membership of a proscribed organisation, and possession of a gun for a purpose connected with terrorism.

The Metropolitan Police said the charges relate to offences allegedly carried out between April 25 2013 and June 1 2014.

The particulars of the alleged offences include engaging in conduct in preparation for giving effect to his intention, namely the purchase of equipment and clothing; obtaining information about the routes to Syria from the UK, the purchase of a one-way flight ticket to facilitate the journey to Syria and his subsequent travel to Syria.

Yamin appeared before Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Friday morning following his arrest as part of a pre-planned operation.

He was remanded in custody ahead of his next court appearance, at the Old Bailey, on February 15, Scotland Yard said.

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