We all know the state of Syria and Iraq, and also know the cause and organisations behind it. Every organisation runs with the help of people who work for it. Here are the profiles of the five British Jihadis who were killed while fighting for the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) which is supposedly the terrorist organisation in Syria and Iraq.
- Reyaad Khan
Reyaad first appeared in an ISIL Video titles, “There is no Life without Jihad”, last year. He was 20 then. He in the video urged Westerners to join the war.
The man, from Cardiff, is thought to have travelled to fight in Syria late in 2013.
His Facebook page revealed his interests as a Chelsea FC fan who enjoyed playing computer games FIFA 12 and Call Of Duty.
After appearing in the video with a Kalashnikov assault rifle against his shoulder his mother said she believed he had been “brainwashed” into joining ISIL.
Her mother in a direct appeal to her son, sobbed as she said, “Reyaad, please come back home. I’m dying for you. You’re my only son.”
David Cameron, the then Prime Minister, said Khan had been killed on August 21, 2015, when he was targeted by an RAF remotely piloted aircraft while travelling in a vehicle in Raqqah, Syria.
- Ronald Fiddler / Jamal al-Harith / Abu Zakariya al-Britani
This British Islamic State Fighter is thought to have carried out a suicide bombing near Mosul. He was a Muslim Convert who used the nom de guerre Abu-Zakariya al-Britani and was born Ronald Fiddler.
He is said to have detonated an explosives-filled vehicle in a village to the south of the Iraqi city.
He was released from the US detention camp and Claimed £1 million compensation after saying British agents knew or were complicit in his mistreatment.
- Mohammed Emwazi / Jihadi John
Mohammed Emwazi was reportedly killed in an air strike with US forces in November 2015. US forces said they were reasonably certain that he was dead. ISIL later released what appeared to be an obituary to the fighter, who it called Abu Muharib al-Muhajir.
He has reportedly emerged in a video in August 2014, in which he condemned the west and appeared to behead US journalist James Foley. The video was a great shocker for everyone in the world. Later he appeared in numerous videos released by ISIL, including the ones in which American reporter Steven Sotloff, British Aid Workers David Haines and Alan Henning were murdered.
He has attended Quintin Kynaston Community Academy in north London in his early years and was described by his former head teacher as a “hard-working aspirational young man”.
He also has a degree in the Information system with business management from the University of Westminster.
- Ruhul Amin
26 years Old Ruhul features alongside Khan and Muthana in the 13 minutes ISIL Recruitment Video under the name Brother Abu Bara Al-Hindi.
While wearing sunglasses and white headscarf, he could be heard saying, “Are you willing to sacrifice the fat job you’ve got, the big car, the family you have? Are you willing to sacrifice this, for the sake of Allah? If you do Allah will give you back 700 times more.”
He was born in Bangladesh and grew up in Aberdeen before moving to Leicester.
He Boasted on ITV’S Good Morning Britain in July 2014 that he had been “involved in a few combats” in Syria.
Explaining the moment he left Britain, he said: “I left the house with the intention of not to go back. I’m going to stay and fight until the (caliphate) is established, or I die.”