17-Year-Old British Muslim Blows Himself Up For Allah While Fighting For ISIS
The “heartbroken” family of a British teenager reportedly killed while fighting for Islamic State said those who sent him to his death had preyed on the “innocence and vulnerability” of a 17-year-old boy.
Talha Asmal, who reportedly became Britain’s youngest suicide bomber when he detonated a vehicle fitted with explosives in Iraq, has been described as “a loving, kind, caring and affable teenager”, who never harboured any ill-will against anybody.
In a statement released on Sunday, his family said – despite his death not being officially confirmed – photographs showing a youth purportedly named Abu Yusuf Al Britany appear to depict their son.
The teenager fled his home in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, in March to allegedly join Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil), also known as Isis, along with his friend Hassan Munshi, who was also 17.
The family said he came “from a close-knit, hard-working, peace-loving and law-abiding British Muslim family” who unreservedly “condemns and abhors all acts of violence wherever perpetrated”.