Member of ISIS jailed for 11 years

A convicted member of ISIS has been jailed for 11 years.

Awat Hamasalih, 35, from Birmingham, was convicted of terror offences in June this year after being found guilty of being a member of Daesh.

Hamasalih had posted his support for the terrorist organisation on social media and was in contact with a Daesh commander.

He was given a six year sentence for being a member of the organisation and five years for being in possession of articles for terrorist purposes.

Matt Ward, chief superintendent of West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit (WMCTU), said: “On social media, Hamasalih claimed to be an ISIS recruiter and claimed he was able to help people with aspirations to travel to Syria.

“WMCTU will continue to protect local communities by working with partners and the CPS to pursue and prosecute all those who show support for illegal organisations such as so-called Daesh or who seek to spread hate and terror.”

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