"There is a forgotten, nay almost forbidden word,
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That word is ENGLAND." - Sir Winston Churchill
Saturday, October 03, 2015
Coventry man, 19, arrested by counter terrorist officers
A 19-year-old Coventry man has been arrested by counter terrorist officers.
The teenager was arrested this afternoon on suspicion of failing to disclose information about acts of terrorism.
He continues to be questioned under section 38 of the Terrorism Act 2000 at a West Midlands Police Station.
The arrest is in connection with three men from Coventry − Ali Kalantar, Mohammed Ismail and Rashid Amani - who travelled to Syria in March 2014. They were believed to be engaged in the conflict; Kalantar and Amani have since been reported killed in the fighting.
Rashid Amani, aged 19, is believed to have died in a US air strike on the Syrian town of Kobane.
Ali Kalantar, aged 18, was taking part in an ISIS offensive on Tikrit University in Iraq when he was killed in a French air strike.
His death was announced by his widow Zahra Halane, one of the twin 16-year-olds from Manchester who travelled to Syria last June.
A West Midlands Police spokesman said: “There is no risk to the public in relation to these matters.”