British suicide bomber killed in Aleppo, Syria

By Alicia Mayle,

British suicide bomber Abu Suleiman al-Britani was killed on Thursday when he drove a truck packed with explosives through Halab prison in Aleppo, Syria.

After the explosives went off, more fighters ran into the jail and opened fire on guards with rocket-propelled grenades and guns.

Sky News reports that Shiraz Maher of the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation at London's Kings College made contact with a British jihadi linked to the Jabhat al Nusra group, thought to be associated to Britani. "Lol, yes, news travels fast. The first British brother," the contact replied. The contact also said that a video made by Britani will be released online soon.

The Halab prison reportedly houses 4,000 prisoners. During the attack on Thursday, 300 escaped during the fight. This operation is the first to have a British suicide bomber carry out an attack like this in Syria.

According to the Daily Record, three fighters who died this week were British. One fighter still has not been identified. There are also reports that 20 Britons, mostly teenagers, have been killed while fighting in Syria.

Aleppo is the largest city in Syria, and is located in the northwestern part of the country.

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