Dane killed in Syria

Young jihadist from Viby confirmed dead after fighting in civil war

July 31st, 2014 5:11 pm| by admin
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Family members of 19-year-old Ahmad Hallak from Viby confirmed to TV2 Østjylland today that he had been killed in Syria.

Hallak was deeply religious and was reportedly influenced by a circle of radical Muslims in western Aarhus when, in July last year, he decided to travel to Syria and fight alongside rebel forces.

He was hit by an improvised explosive device (IED) on June 21 and was treated in three different hospitals in the following days before dying from his wounds on June 28.

Brothers in arms
His 21-year-old brother is still fighting in the war-torn country, according to the relatives in Denmark. The boys didn't tell their relatives of their jihadist plans until they had already crossed the Turkish border into Syria.

PET estimates that at least 100 Danish nationals have travelled to Syria to fight in the civil war and that at least 15 of them have died.

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