A British teenager operating alongside Takfiri terrorists in Syria has been killed in clashes in the crisis-hit country.
Jaffar Deghayes, 17, died on October 26 in the vicinity of the Syrian city of Aleppo after leaving Brighton for Syria to join Takfiri terrorists fighting against the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Jaffar’s father, Abubaker Deghayes, said.
Abubaker said that his third son, Amer Deghayes, who is currently in Syria, relayed the news of his brother’s death to the family.
“Somewhere near Aleppo he was with a group of five people who were trained to go in as special force fighters,” said Abubaker, whose three sons are all militants, adding, “My son was shot with a bullet in his head. He lived for 15 minutes and then he passed away.”
The recent death brings the number of the British militants killed in Syria to 25.
Jaffar’s elder brother, Abdullah, who had left the UK for Syria in January, also lost his life in the Syrian province of Latakia in April.
“The grief I have for my two sons cannot be described. My words fail to describe it,” the father said, advising British youths not to travel to Syria to join militants.
At least 500 Britons are believed to have joined the Takfiri terrorists in Syria and Iraq over the past two years. The British government says another 250 others have already returned to the UK.
The ISIL terrorists currently control large swathes of territory across Syria and Iraq. They have been committing heinous crimes in the captured areas, including mass executions and beheadings of people.
The British government is among the group of Western countries supporting anti-government militants in Syria.