Let them go, but don’t let them back in.
British jihadi death toll in Syria now 24: True figure could be higher but experts believe deaths will not discourage others from travelling to the region
A video released by the Islamic State shows hundreds of people at a jihad training camp. It’s believed there have been at least 24 British jihadists killed in the fighting in Syria
- At least 24 British radicals believed to have so far died fighting in Syria
- Exact number unknown because of difficulty getting details from warzone
- However the deaths could inspire, rather than discourage, jihadists
- Ibrahim Kamara, from Brighton, was the first Brit killed in airstrikes
As many as 30 Britons may now have died fighting for terror groups in Syria, it was reported last night.
Researchers believe 24 jihadists have been killed fighting with Islamic State and other groups but think the true figure could be higher.
Hundreds, and possibly thousands, of Britons are believed to have fled to Syria and Iraq to join radical Islamic groups such as Islamic State (ISIS) and the Al Qaeda affiliated Jabhat al-Nusra.
But despite the deaths and the mounting political pressure on extremist groups both at home and abroad, there remains little consensus on how prevent radicalisation of more British nationals.