Former UK marine becomes first Briton to be ‘killed fighting Isis in Syria’

A former British soldier is thought to have become the first UK national to be killed fighting against Isis in Syria.

The former British marine, named last night by the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) as Konstandinos Erik Scurfield, is from Barnsley.

He is believed to have died in Qamishli, a city in the northeast of the country.