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UK barber jailed after sending Islamic State thousand of pounds from Covid grants

Tarek Namouz, 43, sentenced to 12 years in prison after being found guilty of funding terrorism

A barber has been sentenced to 12 years in prison after sending thousands of pounds from taxpayer-funded coronavirus grants to the terrorist group Islamic State (IS) in Syria.

Tarek Namouz, 43, told an associate he had transferred up to £25,000 to an IS fighter after discussing purchasing bombs, Kalashnikov rifles and other firearms as part of a plot to attack the Syrian government, the court heard.

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