Another one bites the dust: British jihadi fighter Manunur Roshid killed in Syria

Manunur Roshid left for Syria last October with five friends to fight with ISIL

A British jihadi fighter has been killed fighting on the frontline in Syria.

Manunur Roshid, 24, is the third young man from Portsmouth, Hampshire, to die fighting with Isil (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant).

It comes after Ifthekar Jaman, 23, and Primark worker Muhammad Hamidur Rahman, 25, were killed in Syria in the last 12 months.

A leading figure from the busy mosque they all worshipped at in Portsmouth confirmed Mr Roshid had been killed.

Abdul Jalil, committee chairman at the Jami mosque, said he was shocked by the reports and added a fourth man is ill in hospital in Syria.

Mr Jalil said: “We are very worried. They are on the frontline. Five people went there and three have been killed.

“It is a very big shock for their parents and we are working with the community to make sure that [another group of people going out there] does not happen again.

“We are working with the police, the crime prevention team and the council to warn people.

“We’re urging our youngsters especially, telling them not to go to Syria and also to get parents to watch their children”…

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