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Syria terrorism investigation leads to arrest in London

By Jessica Baker, CNN
updated 10:20 PM EDT, Wed July 2, 2014
This image was taken during a government guided tour in Mleiha, Syria, one day after Syrian government forces retook the town after a monthslong battle with rebels, according to a military source and state television on Friday, August 15. The United Nations estimates more than 100,000 people have been killed in Syria since an uprising in March 2011 spiraled into civil war. This image was taken during a government guided tour in Mleiha, Syria, one day after Syrian government forces retook the town after a monthslong battle with rebels, according to a military source and state television on Friday, August 15. The United Nations estimates more than 100,000 people have been killed in Syria since an uprising in March 2011 spiraled into civil war.
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STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Unidentified 32-year-old man arrested at a home in west London
  • It comes amid investigation of "suspected terrorist activity in Syria," police said
  • The suspect faces charges including arranging funding for the purpose of terrorism

(CNN) -- An arrest was made in London on Wednesday in connection with suspected terrorism in Syria, the Metropolitan Police Service said.

Police arrested a 32-year-old man at a home in west London.

The suspect has not been identified, but police said he faces charges including fraud by false representation and arranging funding for the purpose of terrorism.

The arrest comes during an ongoing investigation into "suspected terrorist activity in Syria," police said.

Searches at 12 locations in and around London are being conducted in connection with the arrest, police said.

Western authorities have expressed concerns about the flow of money and recruits to Syria, where volunteers often join jihadi groups in the battle against the government of Bashar al-Assad.

The worry is that these recruits might pose a threat when they return home or end up targeting Europe or Western interests in the Middle East.

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