Birmingham terror arrests: Seventh man faces charges

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Police forensic officers have been carrying out searches at addresses in Birmingham

A seventh man is to face charges relating to a recent counter-terrorism operation in Birmingham, the Crown Prosecution Service says.

Mujahid Hussain, 20, is charged with entering into a funding arrangement for the purposes of terrorism.

Six other men have already been charged with terrorism offences.

Four of the men were charged with preparing for an act of terrorism in the UK, and two with failing to disclose information.

Mr Hussain will appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court on Friday accused of both helping fund a terror plan and of providing information of "material assistance".

The six others, all from Birmingham and aged between 25 and 32, have been remanded in custody until October.

Irfan Nasser, 30, of Sparkhill, and Irfan Khalid, 26, of Balsall Heath, are accused of preparing for an act of terrorism, including travelling to Pakistan for training in terrorism, making a martyrdom video and planning a bombing campaign.

They are accused of "being concerned in constructing" a home-made explosive device for terrorist acts and stating an intention to be a suicide bomber.

Unarmed arrests

Ashik Ali, 26, of Balsall Heath, is accused of preparing for an act of terrorism, which involved planning a bombing campaign, providing premises for the planning of terrorist attack and stating an intention to be a suicide bomber.

Rahin Ahmed, 25, of Moseley, is accused of helping fund terrorist acts.

Mohammed Rizwan, 32, of Ward End, and Bahader Ali, 28, of Sparkbrook, are both charged with failing to disclose information about potential acts of terrorism.

It is alleged that between 29 July and 19 September this year, both had information which they knew might help prevent the commission of an act of terrorism but did not disclose the information.

Mr Ali is also charged with providing money for the purposes of terrorism.

The offences are alleged to have taken place between Christmas Day 2010 and 19 September this year.

The men were arrested as part of an operation carried out by the West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit. The arrests were unarmed, pre-planned and intelligence-led.

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