British jihadi reported to have been killed in Syria

British jihadist fighter, Raphael Hostey, is reported to have been killed in Syria this week.

Fighting under the name of Abu Qaqa al-Britani, Hostey was one of several jihadists from the Manchester area to have travelled to to join the ranks of the Islamic Sate of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

The Foreign Office was unable to confirm his death, which had been reported on social media by Amarnath Amarasingam, a post-doctoral researcher at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.