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First Briton convicted of terrorism offenses related to conflict in Syria

A British man has for the first time been convicted of terrorism-related offenses after going to Syria with the intention to join the conflict there.

The Kingston Crown Court on Tuesday convicted Mashudur Choudhury of engaging in conduct in preparation of terrorist acts.

Prosecutors charged that the 31-year-old went to Syria in October intending to join a terrorism training camp.

He was arrested on his return to London later that month.

Officials fear that Britons "in the low hundreds" have traveled to Syria to join the fighting there and may bring terrorism back to Britain when they return.

Choudhury will be sentenced on June 13.