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British teenager (17) 'killed fighting for Isis in Iraq'

By Tom White

Published 15/06/2015

Death reported: Talha Asmal
Death reported: Talha Asmal

The family of a British teenager reportedly killed while fighting for Isis in Iraq said they had been left "utterly devastated and heartbroken by the unspeakable tragedy" and those who sent him to his death had preyed on his "innocence and vulnerability".

Talha Asmal, who reportedly became Britain's youngest suicide bomber when he detonated a vehicle fitted with explosives, has been described as "a loving, kind, caring and affable teenager", who never harboured any ill will against anybody.

His family said, despite his death not being officially confirmed, photographs showing a youth purportedly named Abu Yusuf Al Britany appear to depict their 17-year-old son.

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