British man 'killed fighting for Syrian rebels'

A Briton has been killed fighting in Syria, according to reports.

The man was named in reports as Abu Daigham al Baritani or Abu Daigham al-Britani - the suffix which has been adopted by those who have travelled from the UK to fight in the country.

He is said to have been part of the Rayat al-Tawheed, a collection of British combatants linked to the rebel group Islamic State of Iraq and al Sham, or ISIS.

Shiraz Maher, senior fellow at the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation (ICSR) at King's College London, said on Twitter that the man, who was reportedly from London, has "featured regularly in Rayat Tawheed vids".

A statement apparently issued on the Rayat al-Tawheed Instagram account said the man was killed "in a battle a few nights ago".