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Italian killed fighting with rebels in Syria

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Italian killed fighting with rebels in Syria
Giuliano ibrahim Delnevo had reportedly converted to Islam before going to Syria. Photo: Dimitar Dilkoff/AFP
15:00 CEST+02:00
A man from Genoa has been killed in Syria, according to Italian media reports.

Citing intelligence sources and the Italy's Ministry of the Interior, Italian daily Il Giornale said that the man converted to Islam after meeting Chechens and went to Syria to fight with forces against the government of Bashar al-Assad.

Corriere della Sera has named the young Genoan as 24-year-old Giuliano ibrahim Delnevo and said that he crossed from Turkey into Syria last year. He converted to Islam in 2008 and took the name Ibrahim, La Repubblica newspaper said.

According to media reports, Delnevo was identified by his Italian passport recovered from his body and was under investigation in Italy for terrorist recruitment.

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