British scholar first ISIS supporter from UK to die in Syrian custody: Report


London, July 12

A 27-year-old scholar from London, who fled Britain to affix the Islamic State (ISIS) terrorist group in Syria in 2014, has develop into the primary identified ISIS recruit from the UK to die within the custody of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).

Ishak Mostefaoui, an Algerian-origin scholar on the University of Westminster, was killed whereas trying to flee the SDF custody just lately, based on a BBC report.

It is believed that the loss of life occurred throughout severe dysfunction in jail in Hassakeh, which homes the ISIS prisoners from numerous international locations. The BBC stated the loss of life and surrounding circumstances had not been formally confirmed.

After being captured final yr, Mostefaoui was held in a jail in north-east Syria — a former faculty transformed into a jail — managed by the Kurdish-led, US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces.

Sources advised the British broadcaster that he was one among round 10 British males and 30 British girls being held by the militia however he was the primary to die within the SDF custody.

In April 2014, Mostfaoui advised his father that he was going to Amsterdam for a number of days, leaving with only a small bag and he then secretly made his method to Syria. In 2018, he had his British citizenship revoked. When the BBC spoke to him there final October, he admitted becoming a member of the ISIS.

“Those who chose to leave the UK and fight for or support Daesh (ISIS), potentially pose a very serious national security risk,” a UK authorities spokesperson stated.

The British authorities has refused to permit grownup prisoners to return to the UK, saying they need to be placed on trial within the area.

The BBC stated it had been given the 2 variations: that he was shot whereas making an attempt to flee and the opposite that he was killed throughout current rioting.

An ISIS propaganda channel on a messaging app claims he was killed whereas making an attempt to get water throughout a siege of the jail that additionally noticed meals and drugs withheld from inmates. PTI



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