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Breeding ground for terror


Salma and Zahra Halane: The teenage twins fled to Syria in 2014, in an apparent bid to become ‘jihadi brides’.

Ahmed Halane: Brother of the twins and suspected extremist who is reportedly banned from the UK. It is thought he joined Daesh in Syria or al-Shabab in Somalia, before then moving to Denmark around 2015.

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Abd al-Baset Azzouz: Accused by US State Department of running an al-Qaeda network in eastern Libya.

Nur Hassan: Suspected of fleeing the UK to join extremists in Syria with the help of friend Abdullahi Farah.


Abdullahi Ahmed Jama Farah: Cousin of the Halanes, he was jailed for seven years in 2016 for involvement in terrorism by helping his friend Nur Hassan travel to Syria.

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Jamal al-Harith (born Ronald Fiddler): Former Guantanamo Bay prisoner who blew himself up in suicide bomb attack on military base in Mosul, Iraq, in February 2017.

Raphael Hostey (Abu Qaqa al-Britani): A Daesh recruiter and fighter killed in Syria in 2016, three years after travelling there with two friends.

Stephen Gray (Mustafa): A former RAF gunner and Iraq war veteran who was jailed for five years in 2016 after admitting terror charges. He was caught trying to travel to Syria.

Abdal Raouf Abdallah: A friend of Gray’s who was also jailed for five years and six months on terror charges, including helping several people reach Syria.


Salman Abedi: Suicide bomber who killed 22 at Manchester Arena.


Anil Khalil Raoufi: A friend of Raphael Hostey and Mohammad Azzam Javeed thought to have died fighting in Syria for Daesh in 2014.


Jamshed Javeed: A biology teacher who was jailed for six years in 2015 for trying to leave the UK to join Daesh in Syria.

Mohammad Azzam Javeed: Brother of Jamshed Javeed and friend of Raphael Hostey. He is thought to have died fighting in Syria for Daesh in 2014.