He joins another NHS doctor in the jihad against the West.
“A heavily bearded Islamic fanatic, he told his prisoners he had taken a sabbatical from his NHS job to wage a ‘holy war’ in Syria.”
Find terrorist NHS doctor: MI6 lead hunt for extremist on sabbatical from London hospital who held British journalist captive in Syria
- British-born doctor was senior member of heavily-armed militant gang that held two photographers captive at a camp in war-torn Syria
- Medic told captive John Cantlie he took leave from his post at a leading London hospital to wage ‘holy war’
- Extremist – who has a wife and child in Britain – intends to return to a job in the NHS when he leaves Syria
PUBLISHED: 10:22 GMT, 26 August 2012 | UPDATED: 22:56 GMT, 26 August 2012
Intelligence services were last night trying to trace an NHS doctor who was part of a terror cell that kidnapped and shot a British photographer in Syria.
The AK-47-wielding medic is part of an extremist gang that held veteran war photographer John Cantlie and a fellow western journalist hostage for a week.
A heavily bearded Islamic fanatic, he told his prisoners he had taken a sabbatical from his NHS job to wage a ‘holy war’ in Syria.