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Italian killed fighting alongside 'extremist' Syrian rebels

Islamic convert, 20, posted Koran passages on Facebook

Italian killed fighting alongside 'extremist' Syrian rebels

Genoa, June 18 - A 20-year-old Italian who had converted to Islam has died in Syria while fighting with rebels against the government of Bashar al-Assad. The death of Giuliano Ibrahim Delnevo, a student, was first revealed by Milan daily Il Giornale and subsequently confirmed by ANSA sources. Delnevo, who had taken the name Ibrahim after converting to Islam, had posted passages of the Koran on his Facebook page. His family reportedly had no ties to Islam. According to Il Giornale he taken up with the "most extremist Syrian rebels". (photo: Giuliano Ibrahim Delnevo's Facebook photo)

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