Middle East

First New Zealand national reportedly killed in Syrian war

BEIRUT: Media reports from New Zealand Sunday said the first national from the island country had been killed with Syria. No details about the case were made available by the Foreign Ministry, which said it had provided consular support in relation to the case. The ministry indicated that Syria’s ambassador to the United Nations had recently complained that people from as far away as New Zealand had been lured to fight in the war raging in Syria.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on June 09, 2014, on page 8.




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