Ex-Yorkshire Marine is first Brit killed fighting Islamic State

A former Royal Marine has become the first Briton to be killed while fighting against Islamic State in Syria.

The body of Konstandinos Erik Scurfield, from Barnsley, has now been brought home. He has been hailed a "hero" by the Kurdish community here in Britain.

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Hundreds expected at airport as body of Barnsley soldier flown home

Erik Scurfield - killed fighting against ISIS

The body of a former marine from Barnsley is being repatriated this morning according to Kurdish campaigners. Konstandinos Erik Scurfield - known as Kosta - was the first Briton to be killed fighting against IS.

Hundreds of Kurds and friends are expected to welcome the 25-year-olds body home at Manchester airport today.

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