Comrades hail Briton killed fighting in Syria

Undated picture taken from a video produced by the International Brigades of Rojava of Dean Carl Evans, 22, from Reading, Berkshire, who has been killed fighting Islamic State militants in Syria. Image: International Brigades of Rojava/PA Wire
Undated picture taken from a video produced by the International Brigades of Rojava of Dean Carl Evans, 22, from Reading, Berkshire, who has been killed fighting Islamic State militants in Syria. Image: International Brigades of Rojava/PA Wire
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A BRITISH man killed fighting Islamic State militants in Syria has been hailed as a martyr by his Kurdish comrades.

Dean Carl Evans, 22, from Reading, Berkshire, is understood to have died in fighting near Manbij, an IS stronghold in northern Syria.

His father, John Evans, paid tribute to him, saying he was “loved and will be missed by all his family and friends” and posted a photo of Mr Evans as a youngster dressed in military fatigues.

The deaths of Mr Evans and a Slovenian man were announced on a Facebook page for international volunteers fighting in the YPG (People’s Protection Units) and the SDF (Syrian Democratic Forces) groups against IS militants.

In a post, the International Brigades of Rojava said: “British YPG fighter Dean Carl Evans (Givara Rojava) martyred in Manbij€ clashes against ISIS on 21st July 2016.”