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Eamon Bradley

Derry man charged with attending weapons training camp in Syria

Eamon Bradley, from the Cregan area, returned home after becoming disillusioned with the campaign in Syria, the court was told.

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A MAN FROM Derry arrested as part of an enquiry into his alleged activities in Syria has been remanded in custody.

He appeared in court in the city today on firearms and explosives charges.

Eamon Bradley, from the Cregan area of Derry, was arrested and his family home searched on Thursday.

The 25-year-old, who converted to Islam, traveled to Syria earlier this year. Pictures of him dressed in military fatigues, believed to have been taken in the country, later surfaced online.

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According to the BBC’s report on the court appearance, Bradley was charged with possessing a grenade with intent to endanger life and receiving weapons and explosives training during his time in Syria.

A PSNI officer told the court Bradley had been arrested on foot of media reports that he had been involved in the Syrian Civil War, fighting against the Assad regime.

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According to UTV, he returned home to Derry after becoming disillusioned with the campaign in Syria.

Bail was refused, as Bradley was deemed a flight risk. He’s due to appear again before the court at the start of next month.

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