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Three Jailed In Britiain For Equipping Militants Overseas

LONDON (Reuters) -- Three British Muslims have been jailed for sending equipment to militants fighting on the Afghan-Pakistani border.

The men, from Birmingham, had admitted at the Old Bailey supplying equipment, such as computer parts, mobile phones, and camping gear.

Mohammed Nadim, 29, Shabir Mohammed, 30, and Shahid Ali, 34, were arrested in October 2008 and charged under the Terrorism Act 2006.

Nadim was sentenced to three years, while Mohammed and Ali received two years and three months.

A fourth Birmingham man, Abdul Ishaq Raheem, 32, was jailed for failing to disclose information about an act of terrorism.

All four were members of a cell run by Parviz Khan, a British and Pakistani passport holder jailed for a minimum of 14 years in February 2008 for plotting to kidnap and behead a Muslim soldier in the British Army, the Press Association reported.

They helped Khan send four shipments containing 86 boxes of supplies between April 2006 and February 2007.

Nadim, Ali, and Mohammed were said to have known nothing of Khan's murder plot.

Raheem knew about the shipments, but failed to tip off the police.

Prosecutor Duncan Atkinson said the items were sent to be used against British, U.S., and Pakistani forces.