Sixth British jihadist reportedly killed in Syria

November 25, 2013

 

A sixth British jihadist has reportedly been killed fighting in Syria. The death of the man was first reported on the jihadist Twitter account @Zhoof21 yesterday afternoon. He has been named as Abu Naseebah al-Britani by Shiraz Maher, head of outreach at Kings College London’s International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation (ICSR). Charles Lister, an analyst at Jane’s Terrorism and Insurgency Centre, added that he is believed to have been killed fighting for the al-Qa’ida linked ISIS (the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Shams) in Deir Atiyah, north of Damascus.

MI5 estimates suggest that 200-300 Britons have travelled to Syria to fight against President Bashar al-Assad’s forces, some of which have joined forces influenced by Islamic extremism. The reports have raised concerns that the men may pose a threat to UK security when they return home after their part in the war is over.

 

The Independent: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/sixth-british-jihadist-reportedly-killed-in-syria-8962600.html