A former British supervisor at UK-based Primark clothing retailer who joined one of the world’s most feared Takfiri terrorist group has been killed in Syria during a battle with government troops.
Muhammad Hamidur Rahman, 25, was one of an estimated 500 Britons who went to Syria to trigger insurgency on behalf of the notorious ISIL terrorist group.
The foreign-backed terrorist organization now controls some parts of Syria and Iraq, where it is engaged in all sorts of inhuman acts, including killing civilians and brutally executing Iraqi soldiers.
Rahman, from Portsmouth, was shot dead in a gun fight a day before the Muslim festival if Eid al-Fitr, said his family.
His father, Abdul Hannan, 52, an Indian restaurant worker, said the family received a text message from a friend of Rahman in Syria who informed them that their son was dead.
The latest killing brings the death toll of British terrorists in Syria to 19, according to terrorism experts at the International Centre for the Study of Radicalization (ICSR) at King’s College, London, which monitors the war in Syria.
Rahman is the second British terrorist from Portsmouth to die in Syria. The first was his friend Iftekhar Jaman, 23, who died in December.
Rahman’s father, Hannan, said that Jaman went to Syria first at the beginning of last year, and then took his son there by contacting him through social media.
He said that Rahman did not tell any member of his family that he was going to Syria, but suddenly disappeared from Portsmouth. Days later, they received a call from him saying he was in Syria.
It is not known where in Syria Rahman was killed.