James Matthews pleaded not guilty to terror-related charges at a London court and has had the charges against him dropped, The Guardian reported on Tuesday.

Prosecutor Tom Little QC told the Old Bailey that the Crown Court was dropping the charges against Mr. Matthews as they believed there wasn’t a realistic chance of getting a conviction due to a lack of evidence.

The defendant, from East London, volunteered with Kurdish forces to battle Daesh* terrorists in Syria, and was surprised to be accused of “attending terrorist training camps in the war-torn state” upon his return to the UK.

Speaking on his behalf, his lawyer insisted that they always said the allegations against Mr. Matthews were “extraordinary and totally unjustified,” but described his client as happy the charges had been dropped.

Mr. Matthews isn’t the only Briton to have smuggled himself to Syria to engage in the conflict, with dozens of others also doing so, and at least seven being killed there.

The Foreign Office continues to urge British nationals to avoid Syria and hasn’t provided specific details about the number of Brits embedded in Kurdish forces there, saying “As all UK consular services are suspended in Syria, it is extremely difficult to confirm the whereabouts and status of British nationals in the country.”

The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have been significantly propped up by foreign fighters over the course of the conflict, primarily fighting Daesh, but some also elected to battle Turkey-backed forces which attacked Afrin earlier this year.

 

 

Source: Sputnik

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johnny was

slime ball lawyers lining their pockets – it’s them who should be in the dock. braves like matthews should be given medals

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Crikey Johnny is that you ? They should give him a shitload of compensation it’s not like he was fighting for the terrorist state of Israel or anything is it ?

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By essence, a state isn’t terrorist since it carries military operation, even if some are cover-ops.
Some states are well known for having founded and funded terrorist groups, e.g. Qatar, Turkey, Iran, etc

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johnny was

yup, that’s why it’s called state funded terrorism! which is way beyond the reasoning of the ignorant rabbi!!

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“Syrian Army discovers caches of Israeli-made bombs in Daraa province – reports”

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johnny was

believe any fairy stories you want, the facts remain the same – daesh was a child of war born out of the sunni insurgency in iraq against the shia majority that was cooked up in camp bucca. keep blaming the jews for the ills of the retarded muslim world – you’ll go far in life 🙂

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“ISIS used US, French-made equipment in east Syria – SANA”
“Syrian Army discovers caches of Israeli-made bombs in Daraa province – reports”

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Terrorists steal stuff. Who would have ever guessed?

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“steal”