A close friend of the Manchester bomber has been found guilty of being an Islamic State sniper after he was identified in official IS documents obtained by Sky News.

Mohammed Abdallah, 26, from Manchester, travelled to Syria with three friends in July 2014.

His wheelchair-bound brother Abdalraouf, 24, stayed in the UK and directed them from the family home in Moss Side, south Manchester.

Mohammed Abdallah spent two years fighting for the terror group in the Middle East before returning to the UK in September 2016 and was arrested at Heathrow Airport.

The Old Bailey heard that Abdallah was known to the authorities after Sky News obtained thousands of documents containing names, addresses and contact details of registered IS fighters.

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