Two men from a mosque in West London have been killed fighting alongside Islamic fundamentalists in Yemen, it can be disclosed.
By Duncan Gardham, Investigations Correspondent
5:25PM BST 26 Jun 2012
The two men, one a former accountancy student, had travelled to a religious school to study Islam but took up arms in Yemen’s increasingly bloody civil war, their friends and relatives told the Daily Telegraph.
They were killed fighting rival shia Muslims in the mountains around the small town of Dammaj in Northern Yemen, according to one report.
It comes as Jonathan Evans, the director general of MI5, warned that Yemen has become a destination for a small number of British “would-be jihadis” seeking to use the Arab Spring for training and militant activity.
The father of one of the men said he considered his son to be “shaheed” [a martyr] and his whole family had been inspired to adopt fundamentalist Islam.