British Man ‘Killed In Syria’ Fighting Islamic State

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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
and sisters.”

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Dean Evans was described as a YPG fighter by the
International Brigades of Rojava, an international
volunteer group fighting against the so-called
Islamic State.
It said he had been “martyred” in clashes in Manbij
on 21 July.
A tribute was posted by a YPG-linked YouTube
account.
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office said in a
statement: “The UK has advised for some time
against all travel to Syria.

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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
stronghold.

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