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Three charged with terror offences

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Two men and a woman from Birmingham have today been charged with terrorism offences.

Mohammed Ali Ahmed, aged 26 of Heather Road, Small Heath, Zakaria Boufassil, aged 26 of Coventry Road, Small Heath, and 29-year-old Soumaya Boufassil, of Vann Close, Small Heath will appear before Westminster Magistrates Court tomorrow.

The charges they face are:

  • Mohammed Ali Ahmed and Zakaria Boufassil on or before July 7, 2015, entered into an arrangement as a result of which money or other property, namely a quantity of sterling currency, was 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 contrary to section 17 TACT 2000.
  • Mohammed Ali Ahmed and Soumaya Boufassil between January 1, 2015, and April 8, 2016, with the intention of committing acts of terrorism or assisting another to commit such acts engaged in conduct in preparation for giving effect to his intention, namely, accruing monies contrary to section 5 TACT 2006.

The charges follow their arrests on Thursday 14 April and Friday 15 April. They have been questioned by WMCTU detectives in the West Midlands since that time.

A total of five people were arrested on April 14 and April 15. A fourth man ? Fazal Sajjad Younis Khan, aged 40 from Small Heath, has been charged with possession of CS spray; he has been bailed to a separate address with strict conditions to appear before Birmingham Magistrates on Friday, May 13.

A 59-year-old man remains on bail with strict conditions while the investigation continues.

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