British father who 'fought against ISIS' faces retrial on terror charges

Mail Online | 4/15/2019 | Mark Duell for MailOnline
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A British Army reject accused of travelling to Syria to fight against ISIS faces a retrial over allegations he attended a terrorist training camp.

Aidan James, 28, of Formby, Merseyside, had no previous military experience when he allegedly set out in 2017 to fight with the YPG Kurdish militia.

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The prosecution alleged that he received training from the banned Marxist group PKK, before joining YPG units - or People's Protection Units - in Syria.

A jury today said they could not agree verdicts after deliberating for 14 hours.

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The father-of-one had denied engaging in conduct in preparation of terrorist acts and two charges of attending a place used for terrorist training.

The PKK is proscribed in Britain because it has fought a terrorist campaign in Turkey, but the UK has supported the YPG, who form the main contingent of the anti-ISIS forces.

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Jurors were told he fought alongside banned groups...
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