A TERROR chief from London linked to the execution of western hostages in Syria could face the death penalty.
Nero Saraiva, 33 — rated one of the highest-value IS detainees in the world — was seized by US forces in September.
They flew him to Iraq for a trial.
Saraiva, who has UK residency, left London for Syria in 2012.
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Prosecutors in his native Portugal say he recruited IS fighters from Europe.
He is also linked to the disappearance of journalist John Cantlie.