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Another British teenager arrested for trying to join IS

Another British teenager was on Monday arrested in Birmingham on suspicion of preparing to travel to Syria to join Islamic State extremists as police stepped up efforts to stop radicalised young Britons from joining the dreaded group.

An 18-year-old youth was arrested from his house this morning by the West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit on suspicion of preparing for terrorist acts, a police spokesperson said. “The operation was pre-planned and intelligence led. There was no immediate threat to public safety,” the spokesperson said.

The arrest was made a day after three other youths, two aged 17 and a 19-year-old, from north-west London, were detained at an Istanbul airport while they were on way to join IS in Syria.

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