ITV News has exclusively obtained the first image of Alexanda Kotey, the suspected member of Jihadi John's British execution gang, in detention.
The bearded Kotey is seen in a tatty grey t-shirt after being captured in Syria in January, trying to smuggle himself into Turkey -writes itv.com.
Sources have told ITV News he was attempting to eventually get back to Europe when he was held on January 24 alongside his friend El Shafee Elsheikh .
Redur Khalil, a spokesman for the Syrian Democratic Forces, confirmed to ITV News the detained man pictured was Kotey.
He said he was a "member of the daesh terrorist group" who was arrested in January by "the anti-terrorist forces of the Syrian SDF in the Raqqa countryside while he was trying to flee to Turkey".