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UK Special Forces soldier killed in Syria bomb blast

A British soldier died after a roadside bomb in northern Syria, which also killed an American soldier and injured five others.

A British soldier has been killed in Syria, the Ministry of Defence has confirmed.

The soldier is understood to be a member of the Special Forces.

A MOD spokesperson said: "It is with regret that we must confirm that a member of the UK Armed Forces was killed by an improvised explosive device in Syria yesterday.

"The individual was embedded with US forces on a counter-Daesh operation when the incident occurred.

"The family has been notified and our thoughts are with them at this difficult time.

"We cannot confirm any further details at this stage."

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