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Wife to terrorist wannabe: 'Go die in battlefield -- I'll be relieved'

Story highlights

  • Britain convicts Mashudur Choudhury of a terrorism offense in Syria
  • He was found guilty of conduct in preparation of terrorist attacks
  • Choudhury pleaded not guilty
  • He has not yet been sentenced

For the first time, Britain has convicted someone of a terrorism offense related to the Syrian civil war.

Mashudur Choudhury, 31, was convicted of engaging in conduct in preparation of terrorist attacks, the Crown Prosecution Service said.

A father of two, Choudhury traveled to Syria in October with the intention of joining a terrorist training camp, the UK's Press Association reported.

"At times in his discussions with others the defendant described his intention to become a martyr," prosecutor Alison Morgan told the jury during the two-week trial, the association reported.

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In one text message, his wife wrote him, "Go die in battlefield. Go die, I really mean it just go. I'll be relieved. At last. At last," the Press Association said.

Choudhury pleaded not guilty.

    He will be sentenced June 13.

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