Kiwi 'had flight booked' to fight in Syria

Last updated 16:48 30/05/2014

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A New Zealand man charged with preparing to fight in the Syrian civil war has appeared in a Melbourne court.

Mohamed Amin, 24, is charged with four counts of preparing to enter a foreign state to engage in armed hostilities.

Australia police alleged Amin set up a phone in a false name, applied for a New Zealand passport, booked a flight to Turkey and made arrangements to enter Syria via Turkey in September 2013, court documents show.

Amin, a New Zealand citizen being held in Sydney's Villawood Detention Centre, appeared briefly in Melbourne Magistrates Court today and was remanded in custody to a hearing in July.

The court heard he is likely to be transferred to the Maribyrnong Detention Centre in Melbourne.

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