Brother guilty of funding sister who joined Islamic State group

A British man whose sister joined the Islamic State (IS) group in Syria has been found guilty of funding terrorism by sending her money.

Salim Wakil, 25, of Fleet, Hampshire, accepted transferring a payment of £2,500 to his sister Sumaiyyah but told London’s Old Bailey his intention was to help her return to the UK.

She fled abroad aged 16 in August 2014, leaving the family home at night.

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