Cardiff jihadist Reyaad Khan who left Britain to join Isis 'dies in Syria'

It is believed that Reyaad Khan died in a drone strike

Serina Sandhu
Friday 04 September 2015 11:47 BST
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A man from Cardiff has died after he left to join Isis in Syria two years ago, it has been reported.

The death of 21-year-old Reyaad Khan was confirmed by his family at Friday prayers at Jalalia mosque in Cardiff, BBC Wales reported

Khan, who was born in Penarth, reportedly died in a US drone strike at the end of last month.

“His family announced it in the mosque last Friday. They confirmed he has died but they didn’t specify the cause of death,” Dr Saleem Kidwai from the Muslim Council of Wales told WalesOnline.

A statement from South Wales Police read: "South Wales Police is aware of reports that Reyaad Khan from Cardiff may have been killed in Syria, and we have offered his family a police liaison officer."

Last year Khan, who adopted the name Abu Dujana, was one of three British men to appear in a prominent propaganda video, called There Is No Life Without Jihad.

The video, which also featured Nasser Muthana from Cardiff and Abdul Raqib Amin from Aberdeen, urged others to join Isis.

At the end of July, there were reports Khan had been killed in a missile attack in Syria but they were unconfirmed.

In a video dated back five years ago, which was obtained by the Guardian, Khan said the government wasted resources on “illegal wars” and that evil needed to be removed from the world.

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