Turkey Deports 9 Britons Trying to Cross Into Syria

A Turkish official said Tuesday, Turkish authorities have begun deporting back to Britain nine British citizens who were arrested trying to cross into Syria. One of the group was expelled late Monday. Shakil Ahmed, a Labour Party councilor in Rochdale, northwest England, has identified the man as his 21-year-old son, Waheed Ahmed.The other eight Britons were expected to fly back Tuesday from the southern city of Antalya to Manchester. The nine are among a spate of recent cases of U.K. citizens — including teenagers as young as 15 — trying to reach areas of Syria controlled by the Islamic State group.



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