Scots ISIS fighter killed in Iraq - reports

Abdul Raqib Amin on a night out with friends. Picture: Hemedia
Abdul Raqib Amin on a night out with friends. Picture: Hemedia
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BRITISH man Abdul Rakib Amin, who spent time growing up in Aberdeen, is reported to have been killed while fighting for the militant group ISIS in Iraq.

Social media accounts believed to belong to Isis members said a British national using the fighter name “Abul Baraa” had been shot dead on Monday by an Iraqi Army SWAT team.

Speaking earlier this month, Amin - who is understood to have attended Sunnybank Primary and St Machar Academy in Aberdeen - said he was prepared to die for his beliefs.

Reports on social media said the man thought to be Amin was killed fighting government forces near Ramadi, 75 miles west of Baghdad.

A spokesman for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office said: “We are aware of reports of the death of a British national in Iraq. We stand ready to talk to any family who may be affected.

“The UK is deeply concerned by the growth of terrorism in Iraq and Syria, which threatens the people in the entire region and the UK. The UK advises against all travel to Syria and much of Iraq and anyone travelling to these areas is exposing themselves to serious risk.’’