ISIS fighter who wanted to be British PM killed

Khan, who was born and raised in Cardiff, was among the first Britons to appear in ISIS beheading videos. (Photo Courtesy: Daily Express)

Reyaad Khan, a young militant who wanted to be the UK Prime minister before joining ISIS, has been killed in a drone strike in Syria’s Raqqa, reported British newspaper the Daily Express.

The young 21-year old used to tweet propaganda regularly on his personal account, however has gone quiet ever since July 7. Prominent ISIS militants have confirmed his death via twitter, and have asked for people to pray that he will reach paradise.

Shiraz Maher, from the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation, which monitors social media accounts of British militants told the newspaper she was “confident” he was dead.

Maher tweeted: “We’re confident he's dead but not absolutely categoric. Likely happened about 2 wks days ago.”

Khan, who was born and raised in Cardiff, Great Britain. He became the face of what became referred to as Britain’s homegrown extremism after becoming one of the first Britons to appear in ISIS videos.

His twitter account was filled with propaganda promoting life under the regime, as well as encouraging others to join the Islamic extremists.

In April his mother made an emotional plea for his safe return. Speaking in a televised direct appeal to her son, the sobbing mother said: “Reyaad, please come back home… I’m dying for you. You’re my only son. Please come back Reyaad.”

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:44 - GMT 06:44