A Muslim convert suspected of being a member of the IS death squad known as “The Beatles” was sentenced to eight years in prison yesterday.
Londoner Aine Leslie Davis, 39, was sentenced to six years at the Old Bailey for possession of a firearm, plus two years on charges of financing terrorism.
He admitted the offenses last month after the appeal court rejected an attempt to have them thrown out.
Davis was deported from Turkey last August and arrested upon arrival at Luton Airport after serving a seven-and-a-half year sentence for membership of the terror group.
He has always denied having any connection with himCell – so called because of her British accent – that tortured and beheaded Western hostages in Syria.
Two are serving life in the United States.
Another, named Jihadi John, was killed in a drone strike in 2015.
Mark Summers KC said: “The reality he found when he arrived in Syria was completely different to anything he had ever imagined.”
“What he thought he could achieve personally in a war zone turned out to be completely naive.
“It was very little about helping the people of Syria. Most of the time it was about internal struggles and divisions.”