ISIS propaganda chief lived & married in Britain

Published: 11:46 GMT, Jan 10, 2017 |

The most senior Westerner in the Islamic State terrorist organization lived in Britain for some years and even married a British woman in a small town in the north of England.

Propagandist Yahya Abu Hassan, the author of several articles urging IS supporters to carry out attacks on Western capitals, was identified last December as US-born John Georgelas.

The 33-year-old was once married to a British citizen and lived in the UK throughout his teens and early 20s.

It is believed that Georgelas met Joya Choudhury through a Muslim dating website in 2003. They tied the knot in Rochdale, near Manchester, the following year.

The couple lived in London but moved to the US in 2006, before resettling in Syria in 2013, where the husband was to take up a place in IS ranks.