Lets hope that it’s indeed their last time on earth breathing……
British jihadists travel to Libya to help Isis in its final stand as the terror group clings on to its last remaining stronghold
Isis fighters have been pinned down in parts of Sirte since forces allied to the UN-backed Government of National Accord (pictured) launched an operation to dislodge them from the coastal city last month
- Some of the 20 fighters travelled directly from British shores to join fight
- Others have made their way to Libya from Syria to help defend city of Sirte
- The Libyan coastal city is the final Isis stronghold left and is under siege
- Isis fighters have been pinned down by forces allied to the UN-backed GNA
British Jihadists are thought to have travelled directly from the UK to Libya to join Isis as the terror group prepares for its final stand in the country.
Isis fighters have been pinned down in parts of Sirte since forces allied to the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) launched an operation to dislodge them from the coastal city last month.
The city represents the last Isis stronghold in the country, and British fighters loyal to the organisation are believed to have taken up arms to help the group cling on to the area.
According to the Sunday Times, 20 British jihadists are currently in Libya fighting with Islamist groups, some having travelled directly from British shores and others joining from Syria.
Jihadist groups took root in Libya in late 2014, taking advantage of the chaos and power struggles that followed the NATO-backed uprising that toppled and killed dictator Muammar Gaddafi in 2011.
The pro-GNA forces launched an operation to drive Isis out of Sirte on May 12, with the terror group losing about a third of the 150-mile long coastline under its control in January.