French officials have identified a French national killed in fighting against U.S.-led forces in Iraq.

The 19-year-old man, identified only by his first name, Redoune, is believed to have died in July during a U.S. bombardment of Fallujah, an insurgent stronghold west of Baghdad.

The Paris newspaper Le Figaro says the identification of the man, believed to be of Tunisian origin, provides the first evidence that Islamic radicals from France are participating in the insurgency in Iraq.

Some information for this report provided by AP and AFP.