Exclusive: UK and Irish IS suspects in Syria ask for government help

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Sky News has been given special access to British and Irish citizens being held in eastern Syria who are accused of fighting for Islamic State (IS).

None of the three – including a doctor who has worked in dozens of NHS hospitals – have been interviewed by a UK TV channel since they were arrested by the US-led coalition forces who are fighting so called Islamic State in the region.

Two are British medics – one being the doctor, the other a pharmacist from Birmingham – and the third is an Irish citizen who encouraged his wife and child to join him with the extremists.

Pharmacist Mohammed Miah told Sky’s Alex Crawford: I can say to everybody in Britain that I’m not an IS fighter. I’m not a dangerous person. I came here to do humanitarian work. I have hurt nobody. I have done nothing wrong. I worked in a hospital.

“People have labelled me with IS because the area was controlled by IS. But I just did my job working in a hospital. I’m not a danger to anybody. I did humanitarian work and if they want evidence, I mean the evidence is there.”

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