A US citizen of Jordanian descent ISIS man has been arrested on suspicion of Syria-related terror offenses as he arrived at Heathrow Airport today.
He flew in from Turkey hours after authorities in Ankara said a British ISIS suspect had been deported. The suspect, who has not been named, was arrested by the Metropolitan Police’s counter-terrorism command.
Scotland Yard said he was being held ‘on suspicion of preparation of terrorist acts under section 5 of the Terrorism Act 2006’ and said it was ‘Syria-related’. Earlier, Turkey’s Interior Ministry said it had deported eight so-called Islamic State suspects, including a Briton and seven Germans.
It did not identify any of the suspects and the UK’s Home Office also refused to disclose any details. Turkey has declared its determination to deport alleged foreign ISIS members held in prisons or parts of Syria under its control. It comes after Ankara was condemned by some western governments for sending forces to northeastern parts of its neighbour to drive out Kurdish fighters it considers to be terrorists. This is despite the fact they were considered allies in the US-led push to defeat ISIS. Turkey has deported a suspected member of the death cult originally from the US.
He was stuck in a wasteland land between Turkey and Greece after Athens refused him entry, but the United States agreed to take him back, Ankara said.
He has been named in reports as Muhammed Darwis B and is said to be a US citizen of Jordanian descent.
Last month it was confirmed two suspected ISIS terrorists, labeled The Beatles because of their British accents, had been taken from Syria into American custody.
Alexanda Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh, both in their 30s, were moved by American security services to an ‘unrevealed location’ amid fears they could escape custody amongst the mayhem of Turkey’s invasion of Syria.