Two British brothers jailed for joining militant group in Syria
Both brothers were convicted of joining a militant group against the Assad regime. (AFP/File)
Two British brothers have been jailed in the UK for taking part in terrorist training in Syria.
The Old Bailey Criminal Court in London sentenced Mohommod Nawaz to four-and-a-half years in prison, while his younger brother Hamza Nawaz was given three years Wednesday.
The two brothers were convicted for attending a terrorist camp and joining a militant group to fight the Syrian Bashar al-Assad regime.
Judge Christopher Moss said evidence obtained from smartphones revealed that both attended a terrorist training camp in Syria to join extremists groups.
The court also said that while it was established that the pair were in Syria to support militants, it had no evidence to prove they actually engaged in a battle.
Also, the court noted there was no evidence to show the brothers planned to stage a terrorist strike in their home country, England.
Last September, the Nawaz brothers were arrested at the Dover Port when they returned to England. Police found ammunition rounds and photos of a militant training camp from their smartphones.