British volunteer Oliver Hall killed clearing mines in Raqqa while fighting ISIS

A man who travelled to Syria to fight Islamic State group has been killed clearing homemade bombs, becoming the seventh Briton to die with Kurdish forces battling the extremists.

Oliver Hall from Portsmouth had been trying to make safe booby traps in the recently liberated city of Raqqa when he was caught in a blast on Saturday.

The 24-year-old had only joined the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) three months ago and had no previous military experience.

In a video released after his death, he told his friends and family that he had joined the Kurds of his own free will and had known of the “risks and consequences”.