British pharmacist suspected of fighting for Islamic State detained by Kurdish forces in Syria

A British suspected Islamic State fighter has been caught by the UK’s partner forces in Syria.

Mohammed Anwar Miah, 40, from Sparkhill, Birmingham, was filmed by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) being detained near the town of Hajin in Deir Ezzor province, eastern Syria.

Appearing blindfolded and handcuffed in the footage, which was released last night, he tells his captors that he left the UK for Syria in 2014 and had been living in the so-called caliphate for the last four years.