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Woman and girl arrested in London for trying to go to Syria to join IS

They were arrested on Sunday night.

Syrian Arab trainees practice firing their small arms at an undisclosed training range in northern Syria. Efforts are being made to build alliances of Arab, Kurd and other local fighters to defeat Islamic State.
Syrian Arab trainees practice firing their small arms at an undisclosed training range in northern Syria. Efforts are being made to build alliances of Arab, Kurd and other local fighters to defeat Islamic State.
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POLICE IN LONDON have arrested a teenage girl and a young woman on suspicion of an offence under the Terrorism Act.

Officers from the Metropolitan Police Counter-Terrorism Command arrested a 20-year-old woman and a 16-year-old girl on suspicion of attempting to travel to Syria to join a proscribed organisation – believed to be the so-called Islamic State.

They were arrested in central London at about 9pm on Sunday.

Both were taken into custody at a central London police station.

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