However, speaking to ITV News his half brother Safwan says he is still alive, but until now wanted to remain anonymous while supporting Syrian rebel groups. It's thought Ali lost his passport before the ambush and it ended up in the hands of the Syrian government.
Ali Al Manasfi also wanted to speak out about various reports which referred to him as a "terrorist", where he in fact considered himself a freedom fighter.
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