Man charged with terror offences after travelling to Syria

Westminster magistrates' court
Westminster magistrates' court

A man has been charged with terror offences after travelling to Syria.

Isa Giga, 31, previously of Hounslow, west London, was arrested by counter-terror police on Thursday after arriving into the capital Damascus on a flight from Turkey.

Giga was later charged with the intention of committing acts of terrorism, engaged in conduct in preparation for giving effect to his intention, namely travelling to Syria to fight for the “Jaysh al-Fath” groups, the Metropolitan Police said.

He will appear at Westminster magistrates’ court on Saturday.

Dominic Murphy, the head of the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command, said: “We have been clear for some time now that should anyone return to the UK whom we suspect of being involved in any terrorist-related activity overseas, then they can expect to be thoroughly investigated.

“We work very closely with other partners and agencies here in the UK and overseas in order to do this and help keep the public safe.”