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Ulster-born woman in ISIS trial: jury retires

By Emily Pennink

A jury has retired to consider verdicts in the trial of a Muslim convert accused of planning to take her three young children to join their father in Syria.

Trainee maths teacher Lorna Moore (33), who is originally from Omagh in Co Tyrone, is charged with failing to tell authorities her teacher husband Sajid Aslam (34) was poised to join Islamic State.

Her co-defendant, Ayman Shaukat (27), is accused of helping Aslam and Muslim convert Alex Nash (22) on their way to fight for the ISIS terror group.

The Old Bailey has heard how Aslam and Nash were among a group of friends from Walsall, West Midlands, who allegedly set off for the war zone in 2014. At least one of them is now dead.

Moore earlier told her trial that she considered IS to be a "terrorist organisation".

She said she was only with Aslam "for the sake of the children".

Moore, of Glebe Street, Walsall, denies failing to disclose information about acts of terrorism on or before August 24, 2014.

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