Two men who travelled to Syria to join rebel fighters have admitted preparing to carry out terrorist acts.
Childhood friends Mohammed Nahin Ahmed and Yusuf Zubair Sarwar, both 22, from Handsworth, Birmingham, spent eight months in the wartorn country last year after contacting Islamic extremists from the UK.
The men were arrested at Heathrow by West Midlands police's counter-terrorism unit on their return in January. They each admitted one count of engaging in conduct in preparation of terrorism acts at Woolwich crown court in London on Tuesday.
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