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Swedes reported killed in Syria

Published lördag 15 juni 2013 kl 12.15
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The US wants to arm Syria's rebels, but Sweden says this would be unhelpful. Photo: al-Qusayr Media Center/Scanpix.

Newspaper Göteborgs-Posten reports that a 23-year old man from Sweden has been killed in Syria. The paper says the man, from Gothenburg, was killed earlier in the week. He had gone to fight for the rebels.

The man's family are from Lebanon, although he was born and brought up in Sweden. The newspaper also reports that two other Swedes have been kileld in Syria, although these deatsh have not been confirmed by the Foreign Ministry.

Spokeswoman Victoria Bell says the ministry has no information on the reported deaths, due to the chaotic situation in Syria.

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