UK jihadist who faked own death in Syria so he could return undetected convicted of major terrorism offences

A British Muslim who was reported to have been killed in Syria has admitted training to be a terrorist with an extremist group linked to Isil.
Imran Khawaja, 27, received firearms training at a base run by associates of British Jihadis affiliated to the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant.

The bodybuilder from Watford, Hertfordshire, is believed to have entered the warzone after buying a flight to Kurdistan on January 26 last year.
Khawaja, known as Abu Daigham al Baritani or Abu Daigham al-Britani, was reported as being killed in action on June 3 this year by the terrorist group Rayat al-Tawheed.

The same day Khawaja was arrested by specialist counter-terrorism officers at Dover with his cousin Tahir Bhatti, 45.


I have been wondering if all our exported Jihadis are dead, a disguise, false documents and hey presto they swim among us once again.