According to the Sunday Times, Muhammad Hamidur Rahman, 25, told family members he was going to the country to deliver aid two weeks ago.
On Saturday, he wrote on Twitter: ‘Being here feels closer to jannah (paradise).’
As reported previously in The News, the alleged leader of the Portsmouth group in the warn-torn country is Ifthekar Jaman, 23, who travelled to Syria in May. It is believed he joined an affiliate of al-Qaeda called the Islamic State in Iraq and Sham (Syria), or Isis.
The Sunday Times reports Jaman, whose father owns a curry house, has said it is his ‘duty’ to help Muslims ‘being slaughtered’ by President Bashar al-Assad and is reconciled to dying in Syria.