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Police search Manchester house after British man dies in Syria

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Police are investigating reports of the death of a man from Manchester in Syria.

Officers have been searching a house in Didsbury linked to student named locally as Abu Layth who is otherwise known as Anil Khalil Raoufi.

Detective Chief Inspector Will Chatterton, of the north west counter-terrorism unit, said: "Officers investigating a reported death of a British citizen in Syria are today, Thursday February 13 2014, carrying out a search of a house in Manchester.

"As part of this inquiry, officers are also providing support to the family and are speaking to them to understand how a man from the North West came to be reportedly killed in Syria."