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Omar Hussain participated in a "martyrdom operation" when ISIS was besieged in the then de facto capital Raqqa in northern Syria

British extremist known as the "supermarket Jihadi" because he worked as a guardian of Morrison's "commits suicide for suicide attacks in Syria"

  • Omar Hussain, now turning 32, worked as a security guard in Morrisons
  • He fled to Syria in December 2013 after taking a flight from Gatwick to Turkey
  • Security sources say that intelligence has come to the fore that Hussein died in the war
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A notorious British extremist, known as the Jihadi supermarket, is said to have committed suicide in a suicide attack in Syria, The Mail can reveal on Sunday.

Omar Hussain participated in a "torture operation" when ISIS was besieged in the then de facto capital Raqqa in northern Syria, while the group fought a final battle against the Kurdish forces supported by the West.

Security sources have told the MoS that reliable information has emerged that Hussain – who became one of the most controversial British ISIS jihadists in Syria – died in the war. A source said he signed up for the suicide mission because he realized he could not return to Britain.

Hussain, now turning 32, worked as a security guard in December 2013 at his local Morrisons store in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, after taking a flight from Gatwick to Turkey.

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Omar Hussain participated in a "martyrdom operation" when ISIS was besieged in the then de facto capital Raqqa in northern Syria

Omar Hussain participated in a "martyrdom operation" when ISIS was besieged in the then de facto capital Raqqa in northern Syria

His escape from Britain at the time was enormously embarrassing for the British anti-terrorism police, since he already knew them as an extremist who stopped the authorities from going to Syria six months earlier.

Once in Syria, Hussain used the noms de guerre "Awlaki" and "Abu Saeed Al-Britani". He ran a series of blogs and social media sites where he reported on what life in Syria looked like, and sometimes complained that he had missed his mother's cooking, fish and chips, and Jaffa Cakes.

He tried to care for and recruit many young men and women from the UK and also raise money for ISIS from British sympathizers by telling them to steal and rob non-Muslims, especially drunken revelers during Christmas.

During an investigation by The Mail on Sunday in 2015, he tried to persuade an undercover reporter to send money to ISIS. As a result of this investigation, an extremist fundraiser was imprisoned for four years.

His escape from Britain at the time was enormously embarrassing for the British anti-terrorism police, since he already knew them as an extremist who stopped the authorities from going to Syria six months earlier

His escape from Britain at the time was enormously embarrassing for the British anti-terrorism police, since he already knew them as an extremist who stopped the authorities from going to Syria six months earlier

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His escape from Britain at the time was enormously embarrassing for the British anti-terrorism police, since he already knew them as an extremist who stopped the authorities from going to Syria six months earlier

Hussain, now turning 32, used to work as a security guard at his local Morrisons store in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

Hussain, now turning 32, used to work as a security guard at his local Morrisons store in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

Hussain, now turning 32, used to work as a security guard at his local Morrisons store in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

Hussain gained fame after giving an interview to the BBC in 2014 when he spoke of his disgust for Britain. He said, "I hate the UK, the only reason I would plan to return to the UK is when I want to plant a bomb somewhere."

In the same interview, he admitted that he had beheaded several people in Syria and had shown their severed heads in the city of Aleppo, parts of which were controlled by ISIS. Only weeks later he published another video in which he then called Prime Minister David Cameron a "despicable pig."

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Hussein was one of only four British jihadists in Syria who were placed on a UN sanctions list. The home office is said to have deprived Hussain of his British citizenship to prevent him from returning to the country.

British journalists who visited Raqqa after the liberation of ISIS at the end of 2017, found his nom de guerre, Abu Saeed Al-Britani, scribbled on the wall of a prison cell below the city's sports stadium.

Hussein was one of only four British jihadists in Syria who were placed on a UN sanctions list

Hussein was one of only four British jihadists in Syria who were placed on a UN sanctions list

Hussein was one of only four British jihadists in Syria who were placed on a UN sanctions list

Figures scribbled under his name, number 49, suggesting that Hussain may have been in prison all those days, which was notorious as a place of torture and executions. Experts said at the time that it was unlikely that Hussain would have survived his detention. He was detained after angering ISIS leaders by urging Britons to join his branches in Libya instead of Syria.

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But now sources say they have received strong information that he has participated in a suicide attack.

Residents near his parental home in High Wycombe said they had heard rumors that he was murdered in Syria, although someone said, "His mother still has hope that he is alive and will come back someday."

Hassan Bal, 27, was imprisoned in Ireland last year as a result of the 2015 MoS investigation. During the trial, Judge Eugene & Kelly said: & I would like to see the role of the investigator in The Mail on recognize Sunday and the importance of a free press in a democratic society. & # 39;

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