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Hero's welcome for Briton Ryan Lock killed fighting IS in Syria

The body of a Briton who died after travelling to Syria to fight so called Islamic State has arrived back in the UK to a hero's welcome.

Ryan Lock
BBC

Ryan Lock, 20, from Chichester in West Sussex, died fighting alongside Kurdish forces near Raqqa on 21 December.

It is believed he turned a gun on himself to avoid being taken hostage.

Dozens of people, including members of the Kurdish community, held roses and framed pictures of the former chef who went to school in Havant, Hampshire, as his coffin arrived at Heathrow Airport.

Forced to flee Aleppo: A teacher's story

Syria conflict: The teacher forced to flee Aleppo

Thirty-four-year-old Wissam Zarqa, was an English teacher in Aleppo. For six years Wissam taught his students English so they could tell their stories to the world. He describes being forced to leave the city he calls home.