'British fighter' killed in suicide attack on Syrian jail

A British jihadi is thought to have killed himself in a suicide blast at a prison in Aleppo - the first UK citizen to carry out such an attack in Syria. The man is said to have driven a lorry into the jail and detonated a bomb yesterday.

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Reports: Suicide bomber in Syria prison raid was British

A British man has died after carrying out a suicide bombing at a prison near the Syrian city of Aleppo yesterday, according to reports.

Sulayman al Britani, a Briton of Pakistani descent, is reported to have driven a truck bearing explosives into the entrance of the prison, allowing armed militants to enter.

Syrian TV footage showing the blast at the prison near Aleppo

Local TV channels broadcast images of what is claimed to be the heavily-armoured truck driven in the attack, which led to the hundreds of prisoners being freed.

Syrian TV footage of the truck allegedly used in the attack

Al Britani was allegedly a member of the al-Qaeda-affiliated Al-Nusra Front.

A Foreign Office spokesperson has told ITV News it is aware of the reports.

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