Free Syrian Army fighters prepare to fire a SPG-9 recoilless gun towards forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Mork, northern Hama countryside May 18, 2014. Picture taken May 18, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer
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A man who travelled to Syria to join rebels fighting President Bashar al-Assad has become the first person in Britain to be convicted of a terrorim offence relating to the conflict.Mashudur Choudhury, 31, travelled to the war-torn country with four others in October but was arrested when he returned alone later that month. He was found guilty on Tuesday of engaging in conduct in preparation for terrorist acts after a 12-day trial at Kingston Crown Court in London and will be sentenced next month. Police are particularly concerned about the increasing number of teenagers travelling to Syria and becoming radicalised by hardline Islamists.Officers investigating the death of 18-year-old Abdullah Deghayes, who was killed fighting alongside Syrian rebel forces last month, raided his family's home on Tuesday.
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