It is being reported that a teenager from Hastings has become the first serving soldier in the British Army to travel to the Middle East to fight against Isis.
Reports in the national press state the soldier, aged 19, is on leave from his Cyprus-based regiment.
The soldier, who has not been named, is reported to have said he was with Britons and a Canadian.
A spokeswoman for the MoD said: “We are aware of the reports last week. We can confirm that the soldier is with members of his regiment and returning to his unit.”