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Former al-Qaeda member's Syria solution

3 March 2014 Last updated at 07:58 GMT

An ex-member of al-Qaeda says the UK government must be clear about why it has not intervened in Syria or risk more Muslims being radicalised.

The man, who does not want to reveal his identity, was born in Saudi Arabia and now lives the UK.

He says he was active in al-Qaeda for 12 years before disengaging from terrorist activities after realising he did not want to be part of an organisation that was killing civilians.

He was speaking to the BBC's Sima Kotecha.