British gang of Muslims waging war in Syria 'pose threat to UK'
PUBLISHED October 18, 2012
The Security Services have reportedly identified the young man, who has not been named, as the leader the gang of more than 50 men who have waged a holy war against President Bashar al-Assad.
The man, who is his 20s and believed to be from a Bangladeshi family, is regarded as a high-ranking officer in an international group of terrorists devoted to bringing down the regime, the Times reported.
According to the paper, the man, who is from London, is believed to be a pious individual involved in military training for "raw" British recruits, who mostly live in the capital.
The jihadis, who said to have volunteered to the cause, include "hardened" Chechen fighters and crossed into Syria over the border from Iraq or Turkey.
The newspaper claimed that Scotland Yard had seized computers and mobile phones from addresses in Britain linked to the men with the material being "urgently" analysed.