Suspected British Isis fighter could face repatriation to Canada


Suspected Islamic State fighter Jack Letts - nicknamed "Jihadi Jack" by the British media - is likely to be repatriated to Canada rather than the UK, sources have told the Guardian. The 23-year-old dual national was included in a recent agreement between Ottawa and the Kurdish administration in north-eastern Syria to take home an estimated 11 Canadian citizens being held by its forces, several Kurdish and Canadian sources said.

Even if Letts makes it to Canada - a place he has visited, but never lived - his future remains unclear. He may be placed in a deradicalization programme, and it is possible he could be charged with terrorism offences, although to date Canada has had difficulty compiling evidence to prosecute suspected Isis fighters. Only two cases have so far been made against Canadian citizens.