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Syria terror cell mum planned to fly kids to war zone and join ISIS fighter husbandA mum who was part of a terror cell is facing prison after she planned to fly her kids to Syria to join her ISIS fighter husband. Muslim convert Lorna Moore, 33, is among four people from Walsall who were convicted of terror offences in court today. The trainee Maths teacher took her young children to Skegness after partner Sajid Aslam had fled the UK, later telling counter terror cops she assumed he had gone on holiday himself, the Bi

rmingham Mail reports. But three months later she booked flight tickets for herself and her children in a bid to join Aslam in Syria, the Old Bailey heard. Moore was found guilty today of failing to disclose information about her husband’s planned travel after a three week trial. Facing jail: Ayman Shaukat, with an Isis flag, was also found guilty today (Image: PA) Fellow defendant Ayman Shau

kat, 27, was also found guilty of setting up the Black Country network that helped supply teacher Aslam and others travel to Syria. Police said the insurance clerk played a “pivotal role” in arranging travel arrangements and “cleaning up evidence” once they had left the country. The terror fixer was involved in setting up travel for at least nine friends who are now either in Syria, dead or facing prison. Read more: Read MoreRelated ArticlesISIS threaten Facebooks Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter founder Jack Dorsey in chilling video Alexander Nash, 22, previously pleaded guilty to preparing acts of terrorism with his plans to travel to Syria, uncovered as part of the investigation. Kerry Thomason, 24, had also earlier pleaded guilty to assisting her husband, Isaiah Siadatan, to travel to Syria and engaging in acts of terrorism. She had also planned to travel to the war-torn country with her children, but was stopped when police and social services turned up at her address - a day after she had booked flights to Turkey. Terror cell: Kerry Thomason, 24, earlier pleaded guilty to assisting her husband, Isaiah Siadatan, to travel to Syria (Image: PA) Both Siadatan and another man known to the group, Jacob Petty, travelled to Syria in 2014. Petty is believed to have been killed in fighting while using the name Abu Yaqoob Britany. The police investigation into the Walsall network was launched in July 2014 after West Midlands Police were contacted by Jacob Petty’s concerned parents, who had reported him missing. Evidence found that Petty, then aged 25, flew from Birmingham to Athens, then onto Cairo, before arriving in Turkey in August 2014. Read more: Read MoreRelated ArticlesHusband of British woman killed in Tunisia ISIS attack cradled her in his arms as she died It was discovered Petty had already travelled extensively, including a trip to Kenya in 2011 with two other men including Sajid Aslam. Petty was deported home after he was found to have been too close to the Somali border and was suspected of being a terrorist. Moore, a former Belfast-born ex-protestant, was granted bail but warned that she and the others could face jail when sentenced on date yet to be fixed. West Midlands Police’s Counter Terrorism Unit had led the investigation into the terror network. Investigation: Isaiah Siadatan travelled to Syria in 2014 (Image: PA) Assistant Chief Constable Marcus Beale speaking after the case, said: “This was a complex and protracted police investigation by a small team of dedicated officers. “Within this collective group, Shaukat played a pivotal role in enabling their travel, by carrying out lifts to the airport and arranging for their property to be disposed of and the cleaning of devices such as computers and phones, once they had left to hide evidence from police.” Police seized more tha

n 1,000 exhibits from home searches, including mobile phones and laptops containing travel plans and messages. Officers also recovered ideological material from Shaukat’s address including a book, ‘39 Ways to Serve and Participate in Jihad’ and an Islamic terror group flag. ACC Beale added: “The investigation identified a number of people intent on travelling to Syria including vulnerable children to a conflict zone and be exposed to many dangers. Extremist: Jacob Petty also known as Abu Yaqood Britany, is believed to have been killed in fighting while using the name Abu Yaqoob Britany (Image: PA) “Officers managed to intercept and disrupt further plans to travel. “There is always the danger that our local people will be trained and come back and be a threat to the UK. We also need to be aware of the far reaching effects on local communities and the families of those involved. “In recent months we have seen the dangers of trained terrorists returning to Europe to commit acts of terrorism which emphasises how important it is for officers to prevent travel. “If anyone is concerned that a friend or family member is thinking of travelling to Syria it is very important that they tell us as soon as possible. Police and other agencies can offer support to help safeguard those who are vulnerable to radicalisers. “The sooner we can intervene, the better chance we have of preventing people from becoming embroiled in the conflict and facing potential prosecution.” Sentencing of all four has been adjourned for a date to be fixed. Police: Assistant Chief Constable Marcus Beale asked people to get in touch if they are concerned their loved ones are planning to travel to Syria (Image: Neil Pugh/Birmingham Post Mail) Lorna Moore Met Sajid Aslam in

2000 when both students in Manchester and she converted to Islam in 2003. The couple were married shortly afterwards and had two children. In 2013 she became pregnant with their third child. Recordings recovered in police searches at her home showed that as far back as 2010 Moore knew of Aslam’s plans to engage in acts of terrorism. Although Moore had taken her children to Skegness at the time of her husband’s travel from the UK to Turkey/Syria, she was fully aware of his intentions and received messages providing her with contact details for Shaukat and Nash, to provide her with support in the absence of Aslam. Ayman Shaukat Guilty: Ayman Shaukat took Aslam to the airport for his flight out of the UK in August 2014 (Image: PA) The insurance clerk acted as a ‘facilitator’ to enable UK Jihadists to travel to Syria. Shaukat met Alex Nash and Sajid Aslam through a group of associates in Walsall; a gathering of ‘like-minded’ local individuals, which met independently at a meeting room in the town. ACC Marcus Beale said: “Having taken Aslam to the airport for his flight out of the UK in August 2014, the communication Shaukat had with Aslam and Nash immediately afterwards provided officers with the springboard for the case. “His use of coded language in messages with Aslam, his receipt of a link to a video ‘I made It’ from Aslam shortly afterwards, the groups shared collection of extremist mind-set material found at his home address and most notably his arrangements for the retention, disposal and delivery of his travelling associates property became the foundation of the prosecution case against them.” Kerry Thomason Had admitted accompanying her husband to the airport and assisting him to commit acts of terrorism. Thomason, who was pregnant at the time, also sold and bought items in preparation for his travel in August 2014, including mobile phones. Siadatan made it into Syria and was training to be a soldier and Thomason maintained telephone and messaging contact with her husband throughout this period. In October 2014 she began to make her own plans to join her husband. She opened new banks accounts including a credit card which was used on November 16 to book flights to Turkey for her and her two children, with onward travel to Iran. The following day police and social services swooped on Thomason’s address and she admitted she was actually planning to visit Siadatan in Syria, via Turkey, not Iran. Alexander Nash Charged: Alexander Nash pleaded guilty to the offences relating to his preparation and travel in November 2014 (Image: PA) Converted to Islam at the age of 18. Had first been arrested for attempting to travel to Syria in November 2014. He was stopped at the Turkish border in a town called Gazientep, a known access route to Syria. Nash was detained and deported from Turkey and when flown back to Heathrow, was arrested by West Midlands CTU officers. Nash was interviewed about his suspicious travel to Turkey and related matters, before being charged with passport offence

s. The passport had been stolen from his brother, which he had used to help leave the UK to go to Turkey. Nash later pleaded guilty to this offence and was sentenced to 20 months in jail. After his release from custody, officers continued to investi

gate the reason for his travel to Turkey, which led to his further arrest in June 2015. In December 2015, Nash pleaded guilty to the offences relating to his preparation and travel in November 2014.

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