22 Muslim-British students from the same university have fled to Syria to join ISIS

As many as 22 Muslim-British students from the same university in Sudan have fled to Syria to join ISIS.

The University of Medical Sciences and Technology in Khartoum has been exposed as a hotbed of terrorism for British medics studying abroad.

Its dean admitted that 27 of its students and graduates have tried to join ISIS and 22 of these are British citizens or residents with family in the UK.

Social media analysis shows that some of the 22 have links with jailed students Tarik Hassane and Suhaib Majeed who plotted to kill London soldiers, police officers and civilians in 2014.


Many have praised jihad, exposing their humanitarian reasons for travelling to Syria as fake.

The medics crossed into Syria from Turkey in several waves starting in March 2015, reports the Sunday Times.

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Dean Dr Ahmed Babiker Mohamed Zein said six medics, including up to ‘four or five’ with British links, had since been killed in Syria or Iraq.

He said: ‘I have visited their families in Sudan to offer my condolences.’

Only relatives of those who have died have been told of their children’s fate.

‘If there’s no news, it’s good news,’ said one relative. ‘But we’re in the dark.’


The UMST is an attractive option for British-Sudanese students because it charges around £1,500 per year for tuition – much less than the £9,000 UK fees – and its qualifications are recognized by UK medical authorities.

Among those to flee are Leicester brothers Mohamed and Ibrahim Ageed, aged 22 and 24, who attended fee-paying Loughborough Grammar School.

The pair, who fled to Syria in June 2015, are both friends on Facebook with jailed terrorist Suhaib Majeed, 22. Their father claims they were ‘deceived’ and are ‘not fighters’.

He added: ‘All the families [of the Isis medics] are very sad. They just want Allah to return them.’

Ahmad Kheder, 25, and his sister, Nada, 22, from Carshalton, south London, who have both praised ISIS on social media, also fled.

Their father is a doctor in the UK but he refused to comment, saying: ‘It’s a private matter. We don’t want any publicity.’


The medics are believed to be working in hospitals in Syria.

In 2014, UMST student Tarik Hassane and Suhaib Majeed, both 22 at the time, got their hands on a gun and ammunition in a plot to cause terror in London.

An ISIS contact sent encrypted messages to Majeed while he was sitting in Regent’s Park, yards from the US Ambassador’s residence.

Hassane, notoriously known as The Surgeon, was studying medicine in Sudan when Majeed was arrested, but rushed back to London to carry on as a ‘lone wolf terrorist’.

He identified Shepherd’s Bush police station and the Parachute Regiment Territorial Army Barracks at White City as possible targets.

Majeed was found guilty of conspiracy to murder and preparation of terrorist acts after Hassane admitted the charges midway through a trial.

Mr Justice Wilkie jailed Hassane for a minimum of 21 years and Majeed for a minimum of 20 years at the Old Bailey.