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UK fighters in Syria 'not mercenaries'

Sunday, 23 November 2014 21:33
24 November 2014Last updated at 02:56 Share this pageDeliciousDiggFacebookredditStumbleUponTwitterEmailPrint Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. The BBC spoke to Jamie Read to ask why he is fighting in Syria Continue reading the main story Islamic StateWhat the Kassig video tells usHardest fightSymbolic Syrian town Killed for resisting A British man fighting with Kurdish troops against Islamic State militants in Syria says he is not a mercenary. Jamie Read, from North Lanarkshire, and…
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Sunday, 23 November 2014 21:09
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Sunday, 23 November 2014 21:09
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