UK man who fought ISIS found guilty of terror offence in retrial

Published By ITCT News Desk On : October 26, 2019
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A British man who trained to fight with Kurdish units against Islamic State has been found guilty of a terrorism offence in a retrial at the Old Bailey.

Aidan James, 28, from Formby in Merseyside, was found guilty of training in weapons with the banned Kurdistan Workers’ party (PKK) in Iraq.

But he was cleared of a second charge of attending a place of terror training with the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) in Syria.

James was remanded in custody to be sentenced on 7 November.

It is the first time a Briton has been put on trial for travelling to Syria to oppose Isis, after similar charges were dropped against former soldier James Matthews, 43, from east London, in 2018.

 

Read full story at The Guardian

 

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