A British Algerian jihadist, fighting for Islamic State, has reportedly revealed on social media that three or more foreign fighters from IS have been killed fighting in Syria.
Abu Musab al-Jazairi tweeted: "May Allah accept my brothers from among the Shuhada (martyrs)." He named the fighters from Britain and Canada as "Abu Abdel Malik al-Britani, Abu Ibhahim al-Canadi & Abu Abdullah al-Canadi"
In a surprisingly emotive tweet, Abu Musab later wrote a personal tribute for his dead British friend, who he revealed he had known since they met at a training camp. "Ahh Abu Abdel Malik al-Britani. My brother since the times of muaskar. Always together. Insha'allah (God willing) reunion in Jannah (paradise) with all the brothers."
The Canadian fighters are believed to be brothers Collin and Greg Gordon. The Gordon brothers reportedly left their home in Calgary and travelled to Syria in August 2014. They had only recently converted prior to joining IS's fight in Iraq and Syria.
Collin had maintained an active appearance on social media. His profile picture for his now-suspended Facebook account was of Anwar al-Awlaki, the radical American cleric, who was killed in a US military drone strike in Yemen back in 2011.
The identity of Abu Abdel Malik's remains unconfirmed. The Foreign Office confirmed it was aware of reports claiming a British national had died in Syria. However, a lack of consular presence in the warzone has made it difficult for the claims to be verified.
Abu Musab also commented all three of the fighters had died in clashes near the Syrian town of Dabiq.
Dabiq has deep symbolic importance to IS as it is believed to be the future site for the last battle between the Muslims and the army of Rome (the crusader Christians of the West).