UK soldier killed in Syria

UK soldier killed in Syria

A UK soldier has been killed in combat in Syria, the British Ministry of Defence has said, BBC reports.

The serviceman - embedded with US forces as part of a counter-terrorism operation against the Islamic State group - was killed on Thursday by an improvised explosive device.

An American soldier was also killed by the roadside bomb, US officials said.

The MOD confirmed that his family had been notified, adding "our thoughts are with them at this difficult time".