British 'Jihadist' in suicide attack in Syria

February 8, 2014 9:54 AM

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The man, known only by his nom de guerre, Abu Suleiman al-Britani, blew himself up by driving a lorry, loaded with explosives, into Aleppo's central jail on Thursday, according to British fighters in Syria. Hundreds of rebels followed behind, managing to free up to 300 inmates and destroying part of the prison, which is being used as a military base by the Syrian army.

If confirmed, Britani – believed to be British-born and of Pakistani origin – would be the eighth Briton to die fighting since Syria's bloody civil war began three years ago.

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