A Muslim has been charged with plotting to kidnap and kill a British soldier
Parviz Khan, 36, is accused of devising the plot between 1 November last year and his arrest on 31 January.
He also faces charges, along with four others, of supplying equipment and funding for a terrorist act.
The five men, who were arrested during a police operation in Birmingham, will appear before City of Westminster magistrates in London shortly.
Of nine men arrested in the raids, three have been released without charge and another remains in custody in Coventry.
The five have all been charged with offences under the Terrorism Act 2006 and the Terrorism Act 2000.
Amjad Mahmood, 31, Mohammed Irfan, 30, Zahoor Iqbal, 29, Hamid Elasmar, 43, and Mr Khan have been charged with supplying equipment and funding for a terrorist act between 30 March last year and their arrest.
Mr Mahmood faces an additional charge of failing to disclose information of material assistance in preventing an act of terrorism.
Assistant Chief Constable David Shaw, of West Midlands Police, told a news conference some documents and equipment still had to be examined.
"Nine days ago I told you that we were at the foothills of a major investigation," he said.
"We have made extraordinary progress in that time but it would be wrong of me to leave you thinking that this was in any sense a completed inquiry.
"To date we have seized over 4,500 exhibits which includes computers, mobile phones and many documents.
"Many of these have yet to be examined and it's going to require many hours of analysis."
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