MEATH teenager Shamseddin Gaidan, who had spent the past year fighting with rebel forces in Syria, has been killed in a clash with Syrian government forces.
The 16-year-old is believed to have joined a rebel group while on a visit to Libya last year and travelled to Syria with a cousin and other members of a Libyan group, including men who had been living in Ireland.
Shamseddin was recalled in a service at St Patrick's Classical School, which he attended in Navan, where his father, Ibrahim, runs a butcher's shop.
Shamseddin is the second Irish resident to be killed in the war in Syria. Egyptian-born Hudhaifa El Sayed, 22, from Drogheda, was killed in fighting in December.