Posted on Oct 31, 2018
Christopher Harris, 41, suffered fatal injuries when an improvised explosive device (IED) detonated in October last year. The former soldier, who had served with the Royal Engineers, was pronounced dead when he arrived at a hospital in Raqqa. An inquest in Exeter, Devon, heard Mr Harris was working for US firm Tetra Tech to clear an area in the city. Coroner Philip Spinney reached a narrative conclusion after the hearing: “Christopher Harris died following detonation of an IED in Raqqa in north Syria. He was clearing an area when he initiated a victim-activated IED. Mr Harris was part of a team tasked with completing a non-technical survey in the north of Raqqa on 24 October last year.