Jac Holmes: Killed fighter 'due to leave Raqqa'

A British man who travelled to Syria to fight the Islamic State (IS) group was killed "a matter of hours" before he was due to leave, an inquest has heard.
Jac Holmes, 24, died in October while attempting to defuse an suicide bomb belt left by IS in Raqqa.
He first left his home in Bournemouth to join Kurdish YPG forces in 2015.
Coroner Rachael Griffin said the explosion was a "tragic accident" and Mr Holmes was "killed trying to save others".
The inquest heard he suffered severe blast injuries to the head, and would have died instantly in the explosion on 23... read more

 
26 April 2018 in Regional, Views: 48
Source: BBC
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