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Rhydyfelin man sold house to future IS computer hacker

A Cardiff-based businessman who became a computer hacker for the so-called Islamic State (IS) has been killed in a US-led coalition air strike in Syria.

The Pentagon said Siful Haque Sujan, originally from Bangladesh, was killed near the city of Raqqah on 10 December.

Sujan supported IS hacking efforts, anti-surveillance technology and weapons development for the jihadist group.

He was one of 10 IS leaders killed in air strikes.

Robert Rees, 56, got to know him when he sold his house in Rhydyfelin, near Pontypridd, to him in 2005 and told BBC Wales' Caroline Evans he was "nice and unassuming".

The property is now rented by other tenants.

  • 31 Dec 2015
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