A British national killed fighting in Syria alongside Kurdish factions

Dean Carl Evans was killed during an offensive by Islamic State Group forces to take back the city of Manbij, according to Kurdish forces
Dean Carl Evans was killed during an offensive by Islamic State Group forces to take back the city of Manbij, according to Kurdish forces

A British man has reportedly died fighting with Kurdish forces against so-called Islamic State in Syria.

Dean Carl Evans, 22, from Reading, died on 21 July during fighting in the city of Manbij, Kurdish reports suggest.

His father, John, posted a statement on social media confirming the death and added: “He was loved and will be missed by all his family and friends”.

The Foreign Office is looking into reports of the death – the second involving a Briton fighting against IS.

In a second post, Mr Evans, who lives in Oxford, said: “I would like to say a massive big thank you to all my friends and family who sent their condolence for the loss of my son.

“He would have been very proud and would have regarded you all as his brothers and sisters, thank you again.”

Mr Evans was one of many foreign volunteers who joined the People’s Defence Units (YPG) – the Kurdish military force fighting in northern Syria.

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