Mehmet Bibir, who was arrested during counter-terrorism raids, says most days were spent lying around or kicking a soccer ball

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A Sydney man who travelled to Syria and later pleaded guilty to engaging in hostile activities insists he was “extremely bored” and never went near any fighting.

Mehmet Biber was arrested during counter-terrorism raids in Sydney in November 2016, after he travelled to Syria in July 2013. He returned to Australia in February 2014 and was the subject of a lengthy investigation before being charged with entering a foreign state intending hostile activity.

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