Brothers of British ISIS fighter Ifthekar Jaman charged with Syria-related terror offences

Mutakim Jaman, 23.

Two brothers of British ISIS fighter, Ifthekar Jaman have been charged with Syria-related terror offences.

Mustakim Jaman, 23, of Hudson Road, Southsea, appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court today charged under section five of the Terrorism Act 2006.

His brother, Tuhin Shahensha, 26, also of Hudson Road, appeared in court on Friday accused of planning to fight in Syria and charged with terrorism offences. He is due to appear at the Old Bailey on 14 November.

Police outside the Jaman family home in Portsmouth, after six people were arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences following an operation by the South East Counter Terrorism Unit
Police outside the Jaman family home in Portsmouth, after six people were arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences following an operation by the South East Counter Terrorism Unit

The two men were arrested along with their parents, sister and a woman from Hampshire on 14 October by the South East Counter Terrorism Unit (SECTU).

The men’s father, Enu Miah, 57, was arrested on suspicion of engaging in conduct in preparation of terrorist acts and arranging availability of money and property for use in terrorism.

His wife, Hena Choudhury, 48, was held on suspicion of failing to disclose information about acts of terrorism. Both were released the next day on bail.

 

A 23-year-old woman from Farnborough, and Ifthekar’s sister Tammanah Shaharin, 29, from Greenwich, South London, have been released without charge.

“Britani Brigade Bangladeshi Bad Boys”

Media attention and police pressure has remained on Portsmouth when a group calling itself the “Britani Brigade Bangladeshi Bad Boys” left the UK for Syria via Turkey in October last year.

Mehdi Hassan is believed to have been killed in Kobani. Photograph: Facebook
Mehdi Hassan is believed to have been killed in Kobani. Photograph: Facebook

The group’s members were identified by the police as Muhammad Hamidur Rahman, 25, Mashadur Choudhury, 31, Assad Uzzaman, 25, Mehdi Hassan, 19, and Mamunur Roshid, 24, all from Portsmouth.

Muhammad Mehdi Hassan, 19, is understood to have died a few days ago in fighting during the ongoing ISIS offensive to capture the Syrian border city of Kobani.

Hassan’s Twitter account has been quiet since 17 October.

The last tweet talks about the frequency of US air strikes which have been targeting ISIS positions near Kobani for weeks.

The chairman of the Portsmouth Jami Mosque, Abdul Jalil, told 5Pillarz: “It has been confirmed with the family that he has died.

“Right now they are very upset. I am saddened and again shocked for the community about this news.”

The “Britani Brigade Bangladeshi Bad Boys”, bought tickets on Thomas Cook to the Turkish resort of Antalya in October 2013.
The “Britani Brigade Bangladeshi Bad Boys”, bought tickets on Thomas Cook to the Turkish resort of Antalya in October 2013.

On Tuesday 21 October, it was confirmed that another of the “Pompey lads” Mamunur Roshid, 24, was also killed in fighting on the Syrian frontline with reports suggesting he also died in the battle to seize Kobani, which borders Turkey.

Reports of their death follows that of Ifthekar Jaman, 23, last December and Muhammad Hamidur Rahman, 25 in August.

 

Hassan’s death leaves Assad Uzzaman, 25, fighting in Syria with ISIS while the other member of the group, Mashadur Choudhury, 31, returned to the UK and is currently in jail.

 

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