Police investigating four British charities that send “aid” to Syria arrested eight men this morning on suspicion that donations were being used to fund the opposition against President Bashar al-Assad.

The raids on homes and business addresses follow an investigation into the seizure of £44,000 cash from an aid convoy preparing to leave Dover in December 2012.

Police have becoming increasingly concerned that the convoys are being used as cover for fighters and supplies to extremist groups linked to Al Qaeda.

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http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/uk/crime/article4022706.ece

 

 

 

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