The mother of a British Muslim who died in Kenya fighting for terror group Al Shabaab has said his body will not be repatriated because he "never wanted to come back".
Thomas Evans, 25, is believed to be among suspected extremists killed in an attack on an army camp in Lamu County, Kenya military officials said. Mrs Evans, 57, said she went "numb" when she saw a picture of his body on Twitter.
She told the Times (£): "Tom never wanted to come back to the UK again. So do I fulfil his wishes? As his mum, I guess that's the last thing I can do for him, because he didn't want to come back. I'd be bringing him back for my selfish purposes.
"I'm relieved that he is no longer in a position where he can hurt people. I thank God he wasn't a suicide bomber, he didn't take a lots of other people with him. I am thankful for that."
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