Police raid home of British teenager killed in Syria

By REUTERS
May 20, 2014 17:33

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

LONDON - Police investigating the death of a British teenager who was killed fighting in Syria last month raided his family's home on Tuesday with warrants issued under anti-terrorism legislation.

Abdullah Deghayes, 18, died after traveling to Syria with his two brothers to fight alongside rebel forces against President Bashar Assad.

Police and counter-terrorism forces said they were searching four houses in southeast England as part of an investigation into the teenager's death.

They said the raids, which began early on Tuesday morning, were not in response to any immediate threat and that no arrests were expected.

Abdullah Deghayes' father, Abu Bakr Deghayes, said he was being held with his family in a small room inside his Brighton house.

"It's very upsetting and frustrating. If there was another way to deal with this I would have happily complied. I just can't understand why they would put my family through this," he said, speaking by phone to the support charity CAGE.

Related Content

Breaking news
August 15, 2018
Palestinian report: IDF shot at fishing boats near Gaza

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF