Second brother dies in Syria battle
A YOUNG British Muslim whose brother died fighting in war-torn Syria has also been killed.
Jaffar Deghayes, 17, is believed to have died at the weekend after leaving his home near Brighton earlier this year in a bid to overthrow dictator Bashar Al-Assad’s government.
His brother, Abdullah, 18, died in Latakia province in April after leaving the UK in January to reportedly take up arms with Jabhat al-Nusra, an al Qaeda-affiliated group.
Yesterday the pair’s other brother, Amer, 20, who also travelled to Syria, relayed news of the death of Jaffar to their dad, Abubaker Deghayes, back home in Saltdean, East Sussex.
Mr Deghayes said: “Amer sent me a message. All I know is that (Jaffar) was fighting against Assad and was killed in battle.
“I don’t know much else. I can only hope and pray to God to accept him and have mercy on him.”
The brothers’ uncle, Omar Deghayes, was a prisoner at Guantanamo Bay for five years.