British teacher jailed for trying to join Islamic State in Syria

March 5, 2015 3:32 PM

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LONDON (Reuters) - A science teacher from northern England who supported Islamic State fighters in Syria before trying to go there himself has been jailed for six years.

Jamshed Javeed, whose family hid his passport in an effort to stop him from traveling to Syria, was "determined to go through with his plans", Manchester police said in a statement on Thursday.

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