A former Greek-British Royal Marines member became the first Briton to be killed fighting alongside the Kurdish forces against the jihadist Islamic state in Syria, according to BBC.
The 25-year-old soldier, Konstandinos Erik Scurfield died on Tuesday March 3 after succumbing to the wounds he suffered after a battle in the northern province of Hasakah.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights informed AFP that a fighter, who was either British or Greek had died on Tuesday. The news of his death were announced to his family through a British pro-Kurdish activist at the request of the Kurdish Popular Protection Units (YPG).
Furthermore, according to BBC the Foreign Office stated that they were “aware of reports of a Briton dying in Syria.”
“As we do not have any representation in Syria it is extremely difficult to get any confirmation of deaths or injuries and our options for supporting British nationals there are extremely limited,” it said in a statement.
Konstantinos Erik Scurfield is the second soldier from the west who has lost his life alongside Turkish troops after the death of an Australian in the same area last week.
The unfortunate Greek-British soldier’s facebook pages included several references to Greece, as well as the war against the Islamic State. Furthermore, in October 2014 he had posted a Guardian article, which demanded the return of the Parthenon Marbles to Greece.