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An area of Syria is so heavily populated with British-born Jihadi fighters that it has been nicknamed ‘Little London’, according to a former hostage and aid worker.
Ahmed Walid Rashidi, a Danish aid worker, was one of the lucky few to be released by the Islamic State after being held captive for a month. He told the Sunday Times that the majority of foreign fighters have British or German accents. The town of Manbij in northern Syria was like a “little London or a little Berlin”.
“Many of these areas inhabited with ISIS in the north of Syria have a large foreign population which has taken the original Syrians out of the picture and created a new society”, says Danni Maki. “There are up to 8,000 families who have moved from the West to Raqqa which has made a huge change on the dynamics on the area. It’s a reality in northern Syria unfortunately.
‘Little London’, the area claimed to be heavily populated with British Jihadis, is not far away from the border with Turkey, which according to Maki is why it is popular with European fighters. He says it’s no surprise the area is home to the majority of English speaking foreign Jihadis.
Even more dangerous is that 250 of these extremists have already returned.