LONDON (AP) — A British man who fought with Kurdish militia against the Islamic State group is facing a terrorism charge.
London’s Metropolitan Police force said Wednesday that 43-year-old James Matthews is accused of “attending a place or places in Iraq and Syria where instruction or training was provided” for terrorist purposes.
In March, a Jim Matthews was signatory on an “open letter from British YPG fighters on London attacks” posted on a Kurdish news website. It urged people not to give in to extremism following several deadly attacks.
Matthews is due in court Feb. 14 to be formally charged.
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Several Britons have been killed fighting with Kurdish YPG militia against IS. This is one of the first cases in which a Briton who fought against IS has been charged with terrorism.