And we’re supposed to sympathize with these guys? I wouldn’t put it past them that this is some sort of terrorist plot. Why would ISIS let them ‘leave’ their cause alive if it wasn’t just that?
British jihadis fighting in Syria want to come home after becoming disillusioned with the conflict, it emerged today.
In the last three years, more than 500 radicalised Britons are believed to have headed out to the war-torn country, where Islamist groups are fighting President Bashar Assad’s forces.
But some of those who signed up to fight have now contacted authorities in Britain saying they have had enough of the war-zone and want to return home, it was reported today.
A man representing a group of 30 militants reportedly contacted King’s College London’s International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation and Political Violence (ICSR), telling them his group want to come back.
The men, who went to the region in the hope of toppling President Assad, are reportedly unhappy at having to fight against other rebel factions.
According to The Times, the man told researchers: ‘We came to fight the regime and instead we are involved in gang warfare. It’s not what we came for but if we go back [to Britain] we will go to jail.’