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Man bailed in ‘Syria’ terror probe

Man bailed in ‘Syria’ terror probe

A 21-year-old man arrested in Birmingham, UK on suspicion of preparing to travel to Syria to join Islamic State has been released on police bail.

The man had been detained at an address in the Handsworth area of the city on Tuesday by members of the West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit, and the property was subsequently searched.

A police spokesman said: "The man was bailed with strict conditions while inquiries continue to take place.

"The arrest was pre-planned and intelligence-led and there was no immediate threat to public safety."