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London medic who joined Islamic State is 'killed in Iraq'

A London medic who joined Islamic State after leaving his studies has been killed in Iraq.

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Ahmed Sami Khider died at the weekend while in a convoy attempting to leave Mosul. It was reportedly struck by gunfire.

Khider, a former student at Wallington County Grammar School in south London, studied medicine at the University of Medical Sciences and Technology in Khartoum, Sudan, and graduated in July 2014.

The following year, he was part of a group of nine students - including seven Britons - from the institution who reportedly left the country to join IS in Syria.

At least four of those have since been killed.

Khider reportedly appeared in an IS propaganda film, in which he urged Western viewers to "use your skills and come here".

We advise against all but essential travel to all of Iraq, and against all travel to large parts. Anyone who does travel to these areas, for whatever reason, is putting themselves in considerable danger.

– Foreign Office statement