British chemistry teacher accused of supporting Islamic State group admits 2 terror charges

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A British chemistry teacher accused of supporting the Islamic State group has pleaded guilty to two terrorism charges.

Jamshed Javeed on Monday admitted two counts of engaging in conduct in preparation of terrorist acts. He accepted that he intended to travel to Syria to join rebels fighting against President Bashar Assad's government.

The 30-year-old was arrested in December by counterterror police, who said Javeed had been "an otherwise law-abiding man" who began to support the Islamic State group last summer.

Javeed was accused of making travel plans with the intention of committing terrorism, and intending to help other terrorists by providing funding and buying equipment.

He will be sentenced in December.

Police have charged at least 16 people returning from Syria for terrorist activity this year.