British woman who joined all-female Kurdish unit fighting ISIS is killed after ‘her convoy is hit by a Turkish rocket’ during battle for Afrin

A British woman who left to join an all-female Kurdish brigade in their battle against ISIS has been killed in Syria.

Anna Campbell, from Lewes in East Sussex, reportedly died on March 15 in a Turkish missile strike while travelling in a convoy in the Kurdish enclave of Afrin.

The 26-year-old is the first British woman known to have died in Syria with the YPG or YPJ groups, which have around 50,000 Kurdish men and women fighting in northern Syria.