A 22-year-old British man who was reportedly
fighting against IS in Syria has been killed,
according to his father.
Dean Carl Evans’ death was confirmed by his dad
in a statement.
John Evans said on Facebook: “My son Dean Carl
Evans born 7/10/93 was killed in Syria on Friday,
he was loved and will be missed by all his family
and friends rip son”.
He later posted: “He would have been very proud
and would have regarded you all as his brothers
Dean Evans was described as a YPG fighter by the
International Brigades of Rojava, an international
volunteer group fighting against the so-called
It said he had been “martyred” in clashes in Manbij
on 21 July.
A tribute was posted by a YPG-linked YouTube
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office said in a
statement: “The UK has advised for some time
against all travel to Syria.
As all UK consular services there are suspended it
is extremely difficult to confirm the status and
whereabouts of British Nationals in Syria.”
A Slovenian man, named as Martin Gruden, was
also reported to have died in the conflict.
A US-backed alliance of Arab and Kurdish fighters
have been advancing in Manbij in recent days, now
controlling 60% of the town, according to monitors.
IS fighters are reported to have retreated to the
north and centre of the town, once a jihadist