They were stripped of their weapons and marched off as traitors to a torture center in the Syrian city of Raqqah, the capital of the self-proclaimed ISIS caliphate, where they allegedly are being “mistreated” on a daily basis. Hee Hee Hee!
UK Express As well as the Brits, there are three Frenchmen, two Belgians and two Germans, according to German magazine FOCUS. The apparently timid volunteers are believed to have grown sick of the brutality of their fanatical leaders and the discomforts of living in a war zone.
Focus, which is renowned in Germany for its strong links with the country’s BND intelligence service, said: “In the eyes of ISIS they are considered traitors who deserve death.” It is understood that their crazed captors may entertain ransom offers for them, but it is unclear whether any channels of communication have been opened with either their families or the governments of their home countries.
Britain, anyway, has a policy of not paying terrorist ransom demands for hostages. Western intelligence services estimate some 3,500 Europeans are now fighting for ISIS, which is threatening to behead British aid worker David Haines, 44, in neighbouring Iraq within days.
Germany alone has seen an estimated 500 citizens join their ranks with some 40 of them already killed in the “Holy War”.
Last week it was claimed that scores of British fighters want to return to the UK but fear recriminations if they come home.