30/03/2018 17:50 BST | Updated 30/03/2018 17:52 BST

British Soldier Killed In Syria Fighting Isis, Ministry Of Defence Confirms

The soldier was caught by an explosion on Thursday.

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British soldier killed in Syria fighting Isis, Ministry of Defence has said.

A member of the British armed forces has been killed in Syria while on a mission fighting against so-called Islamic State, the Ministry of Defence has said.

The casualty was embedded with US forces fighting Isis when they were caught in a bomb blast on Thursday.

The spokesperson gave no information regarding the casualty’s service branch, unit or gender.

He said: “It is with regret that we must confirm that a member of the UK Armed Forces was killed by an improvised explosive device in Syria yesterday.

“The individual was embedded with US forces on a counter-Daesh operation when the incident occurred.

“The family has been notified and our thoughts are with them at this difficult time.”