A British Labour councilor's son was arrested Tuesday in the U.K. after being deported from Turkey on suspicion of trying to illegally enter Syria to join militant groups.
On Monday night, Waheed A., 21, was deported to the U.K.
Manchester police said in a statement that “in the early hours of Tuesday, a 21-year-old man was arrested" at Birmingham Airport on suspicion of preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism.
"Officers were working to ensure the safe return of eight other people to the U.K.,” the statement added.
On April 1, Turkish authorities had caught Waheed A. and eight other British citizens, including four children, while allegedly trying to illegally enter Syria from Turkey's southern Hatay province to join militant groups, including Daesh.
Thousands of foreign fighters from all over the world are believed to have joined terrorist organizations, including Daesh, in Syria and Iraq.