100 members of controversial Islamic group linked to radicalised British students including Jihadi John have ‘joined forces with al Qaeda in Syria’

An extremist Islamist group with a ‘big UK support base’ has joined forces with al-Qaeda in Syria, according to reports.

Hizb ut-Tahrir (HT) has reportedly attacked civil activists in Aleppo alongside local al-Qaeda franchise Nusra Front, the Times has revealed.

Several British men linked to ISIS, including Mohammed ‘Jihadi John’ Emwazi, are known to have been in contact with the group while studying at UK universities.

Maajid Nawaz, the Liberal Democrats’ Parliamentary candidate which the Daily Mail revealed to have been trying to touch a naked lap dancer at an East London strip club, was a member of HT for 13 years and jailed in Egypt for his commitment to the group.