VIDEO: [ITV News] The first Briton who executed hostages in the Syrian conflict was a trainee bricklayer from west London [Nov. 19, 2018]
Ali Almanasfi, 28, who was assumed dead after an ambush by Syrian government forces back in 2013, is still alive and living in the war-torn country – according to his family.
Scores of his friends and relatives also told ITV News that the Almanasfi was the man responsible for a brutal execution tape released by the Islamic State in 2014.
In the propaganda clip filmed in the ISIS stronghold of Raqqa, the masked killer can be seen firing his pistol into the head of a hostage, before shooting his dying body more than a dozen times.
The clip is notable for being the first ever in a series of gory propaganda beheadings released by ISIS and is thought to be the first killing by a British citizen during the Syrian conflict.
The footage was posted online in the spring of 2014 by a group of British fighters in Syria called Rayat al Tawheed, or ‘Banner of God’ – an affiliate of Islamic State group.
A year before the clip was released, Almanasfi was reported dead by Syrian state TV after government forces discovered his passport in a jihadi vehicle after an ambush six years ago.
But the former trainee bricklayer from west London is thought to have survived the attack and is now married with children in Syria – according to his brother.
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