Tuesday, 24 October 2017

British sniper who fought IS killed by landmine in Raqqa

A British man who travelled to Syria to fight Islamic State has died while clearing landmines in the former IS-held city of Raqqa, his mother has said.
Sniper Jac Holmes, 24, from Bournemouth, had fought alongside the Kurdistan People's Protection Units (YPG) since January 2015.

Angie Blannin said she last spoke to him at the weekend, discussing how he would hopefully be home for Christmas.

Fighting in every major battle, he had been surrounded by IS fighters at times, Mrs Blannin said of her only child.

Nevertheless, his battle injuries had been limited to a gunshot wound to his arm and three cracked ribs.

SKY          News.