Wednesday, October 10, 2012

British 'terrorists & kidnappers' nabbed on way back from Syria

[WaPo] "... LONDON — British police are investigating Wednesday whether a British man and woman arrested on suspicion of supporting terrorism offenses in Syria were part of a group that held two veteran war journalists hostage in Syria during the summer.The abduction of photographers John Cantlie and Jeroen Oerlemans highlighted concerns that British Muslims might be slipping into Syria to join extremists. Police in Britain seeking clues in the case searched two east London properties — one day after the two 26-year-old suspects were arrested at Heathrow Airport after arriving from Egypt.The investigation into the abductions is only one line of inquiry, police said while speaking on condition of anonymity in line with force policy. Cantlie and Oerlemans have said that one or more of their captors spoke with British accents.“There wasn’t any woman anywhere, so that surprised me. But that doesn’t mean it’s not one of the guys in the camp,”Oerlemans said. “They were all 20-somethings so it might just well be the kidnappers.”..."

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