‘Jihadi’ NHS doctor who went to Syria refused return to the UK 

Britain is refusing the return of an NHS doctor detained in Syria for alleged links to Isil, whose identity the Telegraph can today reveal, amid fears it would be too hard to successfully prosecute him in the UK.

Muhammad Saqib Raza, 40 from Leicester, was captured by the UK’s allies, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), in January attempting to smuggle himself out the country.

Raza, who was accused of trying to “radicalise” colleagues before he travelled to Syria in 2016, told the SDF that he was not a fighter with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) but worked as a medic in areas under the group’s control.

At least two Britons have been arrested in Syria in recent months as Kurdish-led…

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