Apr 19 2014
The father of one of three brothers killed fighting with the al Qaeda-linked ISIS jihadists in Syria, says his son who “died as a martyr, died for a good cause.” Hopefully, he will soon be able to say the same about his other two sons.
BBC Sussex Police said they received information that 18-year-old Abdullah Deghayes, from Brighton, had been killed “in recent weeks”. His father, Abubaker Deghayes, said his son had gone to Syria to fight “against the dictator” and was not a terrorist. The teenager was the nephew of Omar Deghayes, who was held by the US at the Guantanamo Bay camp between 2002 and 2007 following his arrest in Pakistan.”
The father said one of Abdullah’s brothers, Amer, 20, suffered a bullet wound to the stomach in the battle, while another brother, Jafar, 16, was unhurt.
About 400 Britons are thought to have gone to Syria in the past two years, with an estimated 20 having died.