British Jihadi Killed In US Airstrike - Reports

British Jihadi Killed In US Airstrike - Reports

A 19-year-old British jihadi has been killed in a US airstrike in Syria, according to reports.

The man, from Brighton, East Sussex, is thought to have been fighting for al Nusra, an affiliate group of al Qaeda, in Aleppo, The Guardian said.

The newspaper named him as Ibrahim Kamara, and said his nom de guerre was Khalid al Britani.

Al Nusra has been fighting against both the Syrian government and Islamic State militants in the country's civil war.

The Foreign Office said they are "aware of the reports", and are trying to verify them.

A picture posted on Facebook appears to show Mr Kamara's face in an unzipped body bag covered in fine sand, The Guardian said.

He reportedly studied at Brighton's Vardean College for one year to resit his GCSE exams.

His mother, Khadijah Kamara, 35, said she felt numb and confused when she was told her eldest son was dead.

"It's confusing. I don't know what I felt or how I am feeling," she told The Guardian.

She said she knew he was going to die when she found out he was in Syria, and came close to disowning him.

"He called me in February. He said: 'Mum, I'm in Syria', and I hung up. He rang again and I said: 'Don't ever call me.'"