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Who Is The Hip Hop Jihadi Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary, Linked With James Foley's Murder? Here's 9 Things We Know

24/08/2014 18:26 BST | Updated 24/08/2014 20:59 BST

A rapper from west London is a key suspect linked with the murder of US journalist James Foley by Islamic State radicals in Iraq.

Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary left his home in Maida Vale to fight with IS in Syria, and has previously posted a picture of himself apparently holding aloft the severed head of an opponent.

Bary, whose music was played on BBC Radio 1, is said to have become radicalised after spending time with men linked to preacher Anjem Choudary.

Security services have reportedly identified the British jihadi who butchered Foley. Britain's ambassador to the US, Sir Peter Westmacott, told NBC News' Meet The Press: "We're not in a position to say exactly who this is but I think we are close." He added that "sophisticated" voice recognition equipment was being used to identify the killer.

Of all the known Brits who have travelled to fight in Syria, Bary's name has been most closely linked with the group, reportedly known as 'The Beatles' who killed Foley. Here's all we know about the boy who left his £1m London home to become a killer in the desert.

9 Things We Know About Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary