Notorious British militant rapper ‘on the run from ISIS’

The 25-year-old could face execution as a traitor if he returns to Syria or prison if he attempts to go back to the UK. (Screengrab: Youtube)

A former British rapper, who left the UK to join ISIS in 2013, is now believed to be fleeing from Syria and is on the run in Turkey, according to security sources cited by The Telegraph.

Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary, who once posed with a severed head in Syria, promising death to Westerners, is thought to be one of 50 foreign fighters who joined ISIS and are now on the run, according to the newspaper.

The 25-year-old could face execution as a traitor if he returns to Syria or prison if he attempts to go back to the UK.

According to The Telegraph, it is believed that Abdel Bary disguised himself as a refugee and made his escape from Syria during the chaos when ISIS retreated from Tal Abyad near the Turkey-Syria border last month.

It was reported that although Abdel Bary joined ISIS two years ago, he rose quickly through the ranks and in August last year he was pictured with the severed head of a man in Raqqa.

Before he left the UK to join ISIS, Abdel Bary was a rising rapper whose tracks were played on British radio stations of the BBC. He grew up in west London, not far from Mohammed Emwazi, the militant executioner known as “Jihadi John” whom he was once mistaken for.

His father, who was believed to be closely linked to Osama Bin Laden, was jailed in America this year over a plot to blow up an embassy in Africa.

British security services will now be on the hunt for Abdel Bary, the newspaper added.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:46 - GMT 06:46
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