UK-based Islamist group may have Syria terror links

London: A radical Islamist group, which has an active recruiting presence at many British universities, may have links with an al-Qaeda backed terror outfit in Syria, media here reported on Saturday.

The UK arm of Hizb ut-Tahrir (HT) has a strong following at University of Westminster where Mohammed Emwazi — dubbed Islamic State (IS) militant Jihadi John — was a student.

The group, whose name translates into Party of Liberation, has launched attack on civil activists in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, aided by al-Qaeda led Nusra Front, The Times newspaper reported.