Thursday, 30 November 2017

British man Oliver Hall fighting Islamic State in Syria dies while clearing mines

A British man who joined Kurdish forces in Syria to fight Islamic State has died while clearing mines in Raqqa.
Oliver Hall, from Portsmouth, who had been in the country for about four months, died on Saturday while working with the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG), according to the Kurdish Solidarity Campaign.

The 24-year-old is thought to have been working in the city, which had been under IS control for three-and-a-half-years, when he was caught in an explosion and fatally injured.

He is the seventh Briton to have died in the country while fighting with YPG fighters.

Mr Hall's family have been informed.

Mr Hall died following an explosion in Raqqa

SKY        News.