Sgt Matt Tonroe, who was embedded with US forces, praised as ‘daring and fearless in duty’

A British soldier who was killed by an roadside improvised explosive device while fighting against Islamic State in Syria has been named as Sgt Matt Tonroe.

The 33-year-old, who was embedded with US forces, died alongside an American solider during an operation in Manbij, northern Syria on Thursday. Five others were wounded in the attack. The Manchester-born parachutist was serving in the 3rd Battalion, Parachute Regiment, and had previously fought in Afghanistan and the Middle East.

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