British man killed in Syria

A British man has reportedly been killed fighting with rebel forces in Syria against the regime of Bashar al-Assad

British man 'killed in north-western Syria in August'

A young British Muslim died in the Idlib province in north-western Syria, in August this year, the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation (ICSR) said.

Mohammed El-Araj,
Mohammed El-Araj, from Ladbrooke Grove in West London, died on August 13, according to the ICSR. Credit: International Centre for the Study of Radicalism

Mohammed El-Araj, from Ladbrook Grove in London, died on August 13.

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In 2009, Araj was convicted and imprisoned for violently protesting outside the Israeli embassy in London.

He successfully appealed his jail sentence and got it reduced to 18 months - he was 20 at the time of his appeal, which means he was around 23 at the time of his death, Shiraz Maher, Senior Fellow at the ICSR said.

Report: British man killed fighting with Syrian rebels

A British man has been killed fighting with rebel forces in Syria against the regime of Bashar al-Assad, the Guardian reports.

Mohammed el-Araj, a Muslim man in his early twenties, was killed in Syria in mid-August, his family said.

Araj, from Ladbroke Grove, West London, was born on a British airways flight and grew up in the UK, his family told the Guardian.

If confirmed, he will be the second Briton to be named and confirmed dead whilst fighting in Syria.

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