Briton Jac Holmes killed clearing mines while fighting Islamic State

One of the longest serving Britons fighting with Kurdish militia against Islamic State group has been killed just days after he watched the fall of Raqqa.

Jac Holmes died while clearing landmines on Monday, hours after he wrote how he had walked through the liberated streets of the extremists’ former capital.

The 24-year-old’s mother said she was “extremely proud” of her son, who died on Monday.

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  • lgeubank

    Well, he did clear one mine.

  • The Buddhist Butterfly

    A true hero.

    • Alain

      Yes, and a true Briton if you know what I mean. May he rest in peace.

  • Why weren’t there entire divisions killing off ISIS scum?

    • Watchman

      Because up until recently the CIA and the previous Obama administration were too busy arming them.

  • ntt1

    I hope Brits fighting against the islamists get a better historical foot note than those who volunteered for the Spanish Civil war.

  • bob e

    RIP .. Hail to a brave man ..

  • A Hamilton Guy

    May he rest in peace!