The British jihadis


abu abdullah al-britani

Abu Abdullah al-Britani travelled to Syria from Plymouth

Abu Abdullah al Britani

Using a nom de guerre, the 32-year-old from Portsmouth is believed to be one of a number who have travelled from the southern English city toSyria, from where he has used social media to promote the Isis message.

Muhammad Hamidur Rahman

Hamidur RahmanHamidur Rahman
A former supervisor at Primark who left the UK to fight in Syria, the 25-year-old was reported earlier this month to have been killed. His father, who works in an Indian restaurant, said he had received a text telling him his son had been killed.

Mashudur Choudhury

Mashudur Choudhury[Mashudur Choudhury
The 31-year-old accompanied Rahman abroad but later returned to Britain, where he became the first person in the UK to be convicted of taking part in terrorist activity in Syria. He was arrested in October at Gatwick, as he flew back from Turkey.

Reyaad Khan

Reyaad KhanReyaad Khan
The 20-year-old from Cardiff appeared in a June Isis recruitment video with Nasser Muthana and Abu Bara al Hindi. He appeared in a 2010 documentary speaking in Cardiff about the problems of growing up in a deprived innercity area.

Nasser Muthana

Nasser MuthanaNasser Muthana
The 20-year-old medical student from Cardiff is believed to be in Syria. He appeared in the Isis recruitment video with Reyaad Khan and Abu Bara al Hindi.

Aseel Muthana

Aseel MuthanaAseel Muthana
The 17-year-old from Cardiff left Britain earlier this year to join his older brother, Nasser. He has described seeing “martyrs” to the Isis cause and says he does not plan to come home.

Abu Bara al Hindi

Abu Bara Al HindiAbu Bara Al Hindi
The third Briton to appear in the Isis recruitment video with Nasser Muthana and Reyaad Khan, he is reported to have been brought up in Aberdeen although he was originally from Bangladesh. He was named in Scotland as Raqib.

Jaffar Deghayes

Jaffar DeghayesJaffar Deghayes
The 16-year-old joined his brothers Amer and Abdullah, from Brighton, to fight in Syria. He is the youngest named Briton known to be fighting in Syria.

Amer Deghayes

Amer DeghayesAmer Deghayes
The 20-year-old was said by his father to have been in Syria since early December, after leaving his job and studies in Brighton.

Abdullah Deghayes

Abdullah Deghayes. Abdullah Deghayes
The 18-year-old was said to have died fighting in Kassab, in Latakia province, near the Turkish border. He left for Syria in January without his parents’ consent.

Iftekhar Jaman

Iftikhar JamanIftekhar Jaman
The former public schoolboy worked in customer services at Sky, and travelled to Syria last November. He was killed in December during an Isis attack on an arms depot. The 29-year-old encouraged other young men from Portsmouth to follow him.

Mahdi Hassan

Mahdi HassanMahdi Hassan
A friend of Iftekhar Jaman, the 19-year-old from Portsmouth is a former pupil of an independent Catholic school in Southsea. He is believed to have travelled to Syria in October. Portsmouth MP Mike Hancock said he was aware that Hassan was in the Middle East.

Aine Davis

Aine DavisAine Davis
The 30-year-old from west London travelled to Syria in 2013 to join jihadists, according to prosecutors at the trial of his wife, Amal El-Wahabi, who was convicted in the UK earlier this month of funding terrorism. Davis, also known as Hamza, is a former drug dealer with a conviction for possessing a firearm. His wife’s trial was told that he later converted to Islam and travelled in the Middle East before going to Syria last year with an aid convoy.

Abdul Waheed Majeed

Abdul Waheed MajeedAbdul Waheed Majeed
The 41-year-old, from Crawley, West Sussex, drove an armoured suicide-bomb truck into a jail in the Syrian city of Aleppo in February. He is believed to have been the first British suicide bomber in Syria and the 10th Briton to die on the Syrian battlefield. A former driver with the Highways Agency in the UK, he arrived in Syria last year on an aid convoy and later joined the al Qaida offshoot Jabhat al-Nusra.

Ibrahim al-Mazwagi

Ibrahim al-MazwagiIbrahim al-Mazwagi
Of Libyan-British extraction, the 21-year-old became the first fighter from the UK known to have died in Syria when he was killed in February 2013. Mazwagi was filmed joining battles and justifying his decision to go to Syria, where he fought for Katiba al-Muhajireen (the battalion of migrants), a hardline Sunni militia which included hundreds of foreign fighters.

Mohammed el-Araj

Mohammed El-ArajMohammed el-Araj
Araj, whose family are of Palestinian descent, was killed in Syria in August 2013. Araj, from Ladbroke Grove, west London, had spent 18 months in prison for violently protesting outside the Israeli embassy in London in 2009. News of his death was used in propaganda by two al-Qaida linked groups,

Ali Almanasfi

Ali AlmanasfiAli Almanasfi
The son of a conservative Sunni family originally from Damascus, the 23-year-old appeared on the radar of British intelligence while attending a radical mosque in west London. Reports that he was killed in Syria last year have been disputed.

Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary

Abdel-Majed Abdel BaryAbdel-Majed Abdel Bary
The son of an Egyptian who was extradited from Britain to the US on terror charges, Bary left his family home in Maida Vale, west London, last year to join Isis. Earlier this month he posted a photograph on Twitter of himself clutching the severed head of an opponent.

Salma Halane

Salma HalaneSalma Halane
Police have been investigating whether jihadist rebels arranged and paid for Salma Halane, 16, and her twin sister Zahra, from Manchester, to join the conflict after they became radicalised online.

Zahra Halane

Zahra HalaneZahra Halane
Police have been investigating whether jihadist rebels arranged and paid for Salma Halane, 16, and her twin sister Zahra, from Manchester, to join the conflict after they became radicalised online.

Khadijah Dare

Khadijah DareKhadijah Dare
A 22-year-old Londoner who is believed to have converted to Islam in her teens, Dare is reportedly in Syria with her Swedish husband, said to be an Isis fighter. A Twitter account using the name Muhajirah fi Sham (“immigrant in Syria”) has been linked to Dare and recently boasted that she would like to become the first UK woman to kill a UK or US “terrorist”. She was also captured in footage broadcast by Channel 4 last year talking about how she missed junk food and Chinese takeaways. She had studied media, film, psychology and sociology at college in London.


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