Portsmouth Family of Killed British Isis Fighter Ifthekar Jaman Arrested on Suspicion of Terrorism Offences

The family of a British man who was killed after travelling to Syria to join up with Isis have been arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences.

The parents and brothers of Ifthekar Jaman were among the six people were arrested in Hampshire and London by counter-terrorism police on suspicion of a series of offences.

Jaman was killed in Syria in December 2013 shortly after appearing on BBC’s Newsnight to say he had left the country to join up with the terrorist group, also known as Islamic State, as Muslims were “being slaughtered”.

Tuhim Jaman, 26, and his 23-year-old brother, Mustakim, were arrested at their home in Southsea, Hampshire on suspicion of commission, preparation and instigation of acts of terrorism.

Their parents Enu Miah, 57, and Hena Choudhury, 48, were also arrested at the address on suspicion of failing to disclose information about acts of terrorism, reports the Guardian.

Officers from the South East Counter Terrorism Unit (SECTU) also arrested a 23-year-old woman from Farnborough and a 29-year-old woman from Greenwich on suspicion of commissioning, preparation and instigation of acts of terrorism as part of the investigation.