Abdul Waheed Majeed
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Syria bomber from UK was a 'hero not terrorist' says family

The brother of a British man who blew himself up in Syria has told BBC Newsnight he should be regarded as a hero who combated the regime, not a terrorist.

Abdul Waheed Majeed, of Crawley, died last month when he drove a truck bomb at the gates of Aleppo Prison.

More than 30 people have been arrested this year as police step up operations to stop people fighting in Syria.

The government fears that some people going to fight in Syria against President Bashar al-Assad's regime will become radicalised and battle-hardened by joining al-Qaeda- linked groups.

Dominic Casciani reports.

  • 11 Mar 2014
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