Maastricht 19-year-old is latest Dutch jihadi to die in Syria

A 19-year-old youth from Maastricht is reported to have become the 20th Dutch jihadi to die fighting with IS forces in Syria and Iraq.

The teenager was seriously injured in a mortar attack on a military air base, local broadcaster L1 reports on Tuesday.

He died later in hospital and was buried in Raqqa, family members have been told.

The youth, of Iraqi-Kurdish origin, left with a friend to join IS in September. Sultan Berzel, who was also 19 and of Moroccan origin, apparently died last month after blowing himself up in a suicide bombing outside a police station in Baghdad.

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