In a statement published on Wednesday, the police said Amal Elwahabi and Nawal Msaad, both from Northwest London, were charged with arranging funds to facilitate terrorism in the Arab country, press tv reported. Elwahabi and Msaad were accused of "becoming concerned in an arrangement as a result of which money was made available or was to be made available to another, and they knew or had reasonable cause to suspect that it would or may be used for the purposes of terrorism". The pair were arrested in London on January 16 "on suspicion of being involved in … acts of terrorism." Elwahabi, aged 27, was also held in Northwestern London and taken into custody. Msaad, aged 26, was nabbed at London’s Heathrow Airport as she was preparing to fly to Istanbul in Turkey while carrying a "large quantity of cash." The women are due to appear at London's Westminster Magistrates' court on Thursday. UK intelligence sources told the Daily Telegraph in December last year that
from among the 1,000 Westerners fighting with different militant groups in Syria over 300 are British nationals. Syria has been gripped by deadly crisis since 2011. According to reports, the western powers and their regional allies -- especially Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey -- are supporting the militants operating inside the Arab country.