Man accused of buying terrorist nephew a sniper rifle recognised it from Call of Duty

Man who paid for his terrorist nephew's rifle recognised it from playing Call of Duty

Syed Hoque said he recognised the rifle from Call of Duty

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

A man accused of paying for his nephew's sniper rifle in Syria has told his trial he only recognised the gun from playing computer game Call of Duty.

A court heard that messages obtained from Syed Hoque's phone showed a discussion between himself and his nephew about whether to buy a Dragunov sniper rifle, an AK assault rifle and a nightscope.

However, the prosecution said there was no direct evidence to show the items were channelled between the men, according to Court News UK.

Hoque is accused of giving at least £4,500 to Mohammed Choudhury, a fighter with Al-Qaeda linked group Jabhat al-Nusra.

It is further alleged that he is one of four men who used aid convoys to help transport items to be used for terrorism offences.

Hoque is also accused of making "other property" available between December 2012 to May 2014. He has denied the charges.