Women in court over Syria funds

Two women are due to appear in court today after being charged with arranging funds to facilitate terrorism in Syria, police said.

P-d0a95d0e-83c5-11e3-8de0-0a0c02230000
Scotland Yard confirmed Amal Elwahabi, 27, from north-west London, and Nawal Msaad, 26, from north London, had been charged

Amal Elwahabi, 27, from north-west London, and Nawal Msaad, 26, from north London, have been charged with becoming concerned in an arrangement as a result of which money was made available or was to be made available to another, and they knew or had reasonable cause to suspect that it would or may be used for the purposes of terrorism, Scotland Yard said.

The alleged offences are said to have taken place between January 13 and 16 and relate to terrorist activity in Syria, a spokesman said.

He added: "SO15, the Metropolitan Police Counter Terrorism Command, will continue to pursue individuals and networks in the UK seeking to support terrorists engaged in the Syrian conflict."

They are due to appear from custody at Westminster Magistrates' Court.