British man jailed for attempting to join IS

| Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 15:54
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British man jailed for attempting to join IS

London: A young British Muslim was sentenced six years' imprisonment by a court for trying to travel to Syria to join Islamic State, local media reported.

Zakariya Ashiq, 20, from Coventry, was found guilty on two counts of preparing acts of terrorism at the Old Bailey, the Central Criminal Court of England and Wales, in London, Xinhua reported cited local media reporting on Wednesday.

Ashiq left Britain on November 6, 2014 and made his way via Amsterdam, Frankfurt and Bulgaria to Jordan.

He was arrested at Heathrow Airport on November 20 after he failed to cross the border from Jordan to Syria.

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