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British police investigate new Syrian death

Published on Feb 14, 2014 7:22 AM

LONDON (AFP) - Counter-terror police searched a house in northwest England on Thursday after the reported death of a Briton in Syria, a day after raiding a home linked to an alleged suicide bomber.

The BBC named the dead man as Anil Khalil Raoufi, known as Abu Layth, from the Didsbury district of Manchester.

Police confirmed they were carrying out a search and offering support to the family.

"Officers investigating a reported death of a British citizen in Syria are today carrying out a search of a house in Manchester," Detective Chief Inspector Will Chatterton of the North West Counter-Terrorism Unit said in a statement.

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