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Police in Hudson Road, Southsea, at the time of the arrests

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TWO brothers of a Portsmouth jihadi killed in Syria have appeared in court on terror charges.

Mustakin Jaman, 23, and his older brother Tuhim Shahensha, 26, appeared separately via video link for their individual preliminary hearings at the Old Bailey in London.

Their 23-year-old brother Ifthekar Jahman was killed in Syria in December last year.

Mustakin Jaman, of Hudson Road, Southsea, is charged under section five of the Terrorism Act 2006 with having the intention of assisting others to commit acts of terrorism and of ‘engaging in conduct in preparation for this cause.’

Jaman is alleged to have given a group of men a lift to a train station knowing that they intended to travel to Turkey and then onwards to Syria to join the non-government forces in the ongoing conflict.

He is charged with giving advice to a WhatsApp user about how to travel to Syria without being detected, including shaving off his beard and travelling with others.

Shahensha, also of Hudson Road, Southsea, is charged with one count of preparing acts of terrorism under section five of the Terrorism Act.

He is alleged to have used social networks to discuss how to travel to Syria without a passport, get through airport security and what to expect there.

Jaman and Shahensha have not yet entered pleas.

Jaman ans Shahensha were amond four people arrested as part of warrants executed across Hampshire and London by the South East Counter Terrorism Unit (Sectu) on October 14.

Sectu officers worked alongside Hampshire Constabulary and the Metropolitan Police on the operations.

Police confirmed the arreste were all related to the Ongoing conflict in Syria.

A 29-year-old woman who was also arrested in connection with the operations was released without charge.

Jaman is due to appear at Kingston Crown Court in London for a plea and case management hearing on February 20 next year.

No potential trial date has not been fixed.

Meanwhile Shahensha is due to appear for a plea and case management hearing at Kingston Crown Court on a date to be fixed.

A provisional trial date for Shahensha has been listed at Kingston on April 13 2015.

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