Killed ISIS member Ahmad Sami Kheder was a former Wallington County Grammar School and Whitgift pupil.

The former private school student was in a convoy attempting to leave ISIS-controlled Mosul in Iraq when it was attacked at the weekend according to the BBC.

It was reported Hisham Fadallah, from Nottinghamshire, also died, but it is not known if he was killed in the same offensive.

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A character reference from Whitgift to the grammar school described Kheder as a “particularly likeable, good humoured and positive young man”.

Kheder attended the Whitgift School in Croydon before he joined Wallington County Grammar School to study biology, chemistry and physics as a sixth form pupil in September 2007.

While at the Whitgift independent school he was part of the under-16 rugby team and worked towards the silver Duke of Edinburgh Award. He continued to play rugby at Wallington County Grammar and was involved in community care work as part of his enrichment activities.

A spokeswoman for Wallington County Grammar School, which Ofsted found to be 'outstanding' in January 2017, said: “The school is saddened that this ex-student involved himself in an organisation that has contributed to his death.

“We work hard to ensure all students are supported to recognise the dangers of radicalisation and extremism.”

Following his A-Levels he started to call himself Abu al-Muhajir and went on to study medicine at the University of Medical Sciences and Technology in the Sundanese capital, Khartoum and graduated in July 2014.

The following year he was part of a group of nine students, including seven from Britain, who left the north African country to join so-called Islamic State in occupied Syria. At least four of them have since been killed.

Kheder appeared in a propaganda film where he urged Muslims to move to the fundamentalist Jihadi state.

A Foreign Office spokesman said: "We advise against all but essential travel to all of Iraq, and against all travel to large parts.

"Anyone who does travel to these areas, for whatever reason, is putting themselves in considerable danger."

When asked to clarify what it meant by “against all travel to large parts” the Foreign Office said they had provided the quote in full.