June 26, 2014
Kurds Ice UK Jihadi
Gotta love those Kurds, tell me again why we didn't just give them the entire Northern No Fly Zone when we had the chance?
A first British jihadist is believed to have been killed fighting in Iraq's civil war, intelligence officials in the east of the country have told The Telegraph.I'm sure he has some stupid Kunya like al-Brittani. Anyone missing?
The man has not been identified but is believed to be British of Arab origin, according to intelligence officials attached to the Peshmerga, the ethnic Kurdish forces who are holding up the advance of the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham across the north and east of Iraq.
He died in heavy fighting for the town of Jalawla on Wednesday, along with dozens of other fighters, Rooz Bahjat, a senior security official said, speaking at a base in the town of Khanaqin 12 miles away.
The Telegraph was shown a photograph of the man's body. He is pale-skinned with blue eyes, but of Mediterranean appearance. He wears a long beard in the style associated with the radical Salafi version of Sunni Islam, without a moustache.
Mr Bahjat said Kurdish fighters, some of whom were themselves brought up in exile in Britain, recognised a British accent among the voices of the foreign fighters who were leading the other side of the battle.