UK-trained navy officer who joined Isil turns supergrass after arrest by Kuwaiti authorities

British-trained navy officer who joined Islamic State has turned supergrass after being arrested by Kuwaiti authorities, becoming one of the most senior figures to hand over intelligence on the terrorist group.

Kuwait-born Ali Omar Mohammad Alosaimi, 27, was picked up on the Iraq-Syria border on July 4, according to officials.

Alosaimi, who had three years of merchant navy officers’ training at South Tyneside College’s Marine School – one of the UK’s most prestigious maritime colleges – left his home in South Shields for Syria in April 2014.

  • Jim Fox

    He was NOT a “British Navy Officer” but an officer of the MERCHANT navy- an altogether different species.
    Even his cap, scruffy appearance and lack of bearing illustrates that.

    • tom_billesley

      He’d not been employed on any ship.

      • Jim Fox

        Sounds about right!

    • 945dad21

      It’s a Muslim, what do you expect? Yet amongst that less than fragrant lot he stands out as an epitome of shining sartorial elegance. And he doesn’t even have a beard so I would suspect that his pet goats all have well shaved private parts, and it would not surprise me if he even washes two or three times a month so please be a bit more considerate – amongst it’s own it stands out as a pearl amongst swine.

  • The Butterfly

    If anyone had questioned his loyalty they would have been accused of racism and their lives utterly destroyed.

  • Heres Astory
    • k1962

      They said on the radio that she was mixed race, but not which ones. I didn’t picture her as she was described. Pretty little girl. I can only hope she’s still okay. Interesting names mentioned in the story.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    I suppose that supergrass is what we call a rat here.

    • Marc Cofer

      What is supergrass?

    • Minicapt

      … Police informer … originated in Northern Ireland during the ‘troubles’ with the IRA and Provos.


  • Spatchcocked

    Childs name Talliyah……my spider sense is twitching….

  • useless opinion

    Almost yardarm material. Leave him to the Kuwaitis, they can be grumpy sometimes.