5 teens accused of terrorism appear before London court

London, Feb 26 (IANS) Five teenagers appeared before a court here accused of planning terror activities related to the Syrian conflict, according to judicial sources.

The youths were questioned by judges at the Westminster Magistrates’ Court in the British capital, which hears all terrorism-related cases, Efe news reported.

Four of the accused, with ages ranging between 16 and 19 years, have been charged with planning a trip to Syria in order to join the ranks of the Islamic State terror organisation.

The fifth suspect, aged 15, was charged with possessing information on manufacturing homemade explosives.

Only one of the suspects’ identities has been revealed: that of 19-year-old Ahmed el-Tigani Alsyed.

Four of the suspects are set to appear before London’s “Old Bailey” Central Criminal Court of England and Wales on March 17, while the 15-year-old is due to reappear before the Westminster court on May 2.