Isis documents leak: 64 people with British connections named

Investigators are looking into the possibility some Britons may have been sent home to to carry out attacks in the UK

Samuel Osborne
Monday 14 March 2016 11:46
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Thousands of documents identifying 22,000 supporters of Islamic State in over 50 countries were handed over to Sky News
Thousands of documents identifying 22,000 supporters of Islamic State in over 50 countries were handed over to Sky News

Up to 64 Britons or people with links to the UK have been identified in a huge cache of stolen Isis documents.

The names of some 1,700 people in 22,000 documents taken on "entrance questionnaires" by the Isis border authority in 2013 have been obtained by Sky News.

The dossier also contains the details of around 500 "graduates" from two training camps in Syria which train fighters for missions abroad.

The documents appear to ask recruits a series of questions

Of 371 militants who successfully completed their training in the first camp, four came from the UK.

In the second camp, among the 110 who passed was a Briton - known as Abu Dujana al-Britani - from Manchester. He was listed as dead by the SITE Intelligence Group.

The documents reveal his sponsor was Abu al Qaqaa al-Britani, real name Raphael Hostey, a married father born in 1992 who travelled to Syria from Manchester in 2013.

Another Britain reportedly mentioned in the files is Khalil Raoufi, who also left Manchester to travel to Syria in 2013.

Also included are Britons Abdel Bary, Junaid Hussain and Reyaad Khan.

Bary was a former rapper from London, Hussain, is thought to have been Isis's head of media before he was killed in a US drone strike in August, and Khan previously appeared in a high-profile Isis propaganda video before he was killed by an RAF-led drone strike.

Investigators are looking into the possibility some Britons may have been sent home to to carry out attacks in the UK.

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