Lancashire students believed dead after ‘fighting for ISIS’

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Two brothers who were students in Lancashire are believed to have been killed fighting for ISIS.

Khalif Shariff, 21, and his 18-year-old brother Abdulrahman are understood to have fled to Syria in November 2014.

Their parents are thought to have been told by ISIS militants that University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) student Abdulrahman has been killed.

They now fear Khalif, a first-year law student at Lancaster University, has also died.

A spokesman for Lancaster University said: “Lancaster University can confirm that Khalif Shariff was enrolled as a first year student in the autumn of 2014 but left the University shortly after the commencement of his course.”

A UCLan spokesman said: “The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) can confirm that Abdul Rahman Shariff was enrolled as a first year student in the autumn of 2014 but left the University shortly after the commencement of his course.”