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British Islamist fighter 'killed in action in Syria'

A British fighter with Islamic State militants in Syria has died, a leading researcher into extremism has claimed.

Hamidur Rahman, from Portsmouth, reportedly died on July 27.

British Islamist militant 'killed in action in Syria'

A British fighter with Islamic State militants in Syria has died, a leading researcher into extremism has claimed.

Hamidur Rahman, one of a cluster of radical fighters from Porstmouth, died on 27 July, according to Shiraz Maher, a Senior Fellow at Kings College London's International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation.

Mr Maher said Rahman appears to have been killed in action, and claims to have spoken to him a few weeks before his death.

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