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British Police Arrests 4 over Syria Terrorism, Norway in Danger from Extremists

British Police Arrests 4 over Syria Terrorism, Norway in Danger from Extremists
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British police said they have arrested three men and a woman on suspicion of Syria-related terrorism offenses.

British Police Arrests 4 over Syria Terrorism, Norway in Danger from Extremists

West Midlands police said Tuesday that the suspects' homes are being searched and they are being questioned.

Police say one 45-year-old is suspected of attending a terrorist training camp.
The others are being questioned on suspicion of facilitating terrorism overseas.
The suspects include a 44-year-old woman, her 20-year-old son, and a 36-year-old man.

Police say they are removing vehicles and electronics for forensic analysis.
Meanwhile, Norway's intelligence agency said Monday that it fears an increased "terrorist threat" to its country due to dozens of Norwegian nationals fighting in Syria.

At least 40 or 50 people with links to Norway have fought, or are currently fighting, with armed opposition groups and run the risk of returning as seasoned radical fighters, the Norwegian Intelligence Service [NIS] wrote in its annual threat assessment report.
"We conclude that the threat has already increased and will continue to increase throughout 2014," the head of NIS General Kjell Grandhagen said, adding that these "jihadists" are often in the most extremist groups such as the so-called "Islamic State of Iraq and al-Nusra Front."

The NIS estimates that about 2,000 opposition fighters have travelled from Europe to fight the Syrian regime but did not reveal how the figure was calculated.
Norwegian daily Verdens Gang also reported Monday that about a dozen women have left Norway for Syria to join armed groups.

In late 2013 the fate of two teenage girls of Somali origin hit the headlines in Norway when they left to join a terrorist group in Syria and were located weeks later by their father who brought them home.

Source: News Agencies, Edited by website team



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