British 'severed heads' jihadi jailed for 12 years

February 6, 2015 1:31 PM

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LONDON (Reuters) - A Briton who helped an Islamist group in Syria record videos of severed heads and then faked his own death in the hope of being able to return home undetected was sentenced to 12 years in jail on Friday.

Imran Khawaja, 27, of Southall, west London, traveled to a training camp in Syria in January last year and joined Rayat al Tawheed, which became aligned with Islamic State, prosecutors had said.

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