Reyaad Khan, the 21-year-old Cardiff man who travelled to Syria and joined Islamic State (IS) in 2013, was killed in Syria late August, his family confirmed in Friday prayers.
The BBC is reporting that he was killed in a drone strike, but Dr Saleem Kidwai of the Muslim Council of Wales told WalesOnline, “His family…confirmed he has died but they didn’t specify the cause of death.”
Reports had previously suggested the man, who had previously spoken of his desire to become the UK’s first Asian Prime Minister, was killed in June.
However, his father confirmed his death to the Imam of the Jalalia mosque in Riverside, Cardiff, where prayers were said for him on Friday.
After his appearance in a propaganda video shot in Syria last June, his mother made an emotional appeal for his return. “Please come back before it is too late. You are my only one son. We can’t eat and sleep Reyaad. Please come back before it’s too late. I love you so much.”