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US national killed fighting for Islamic State (ISIS)

  • A 33-year-old American national fighting for the militant group ISIS has been killed in Syria, according to media reports.

    Douglas McCain, a California resident, who had converted to Islam around 10 years ago, died while fighting against another Islamist group, reports said.

    Caitlin Hayden, the spokesperson for the National Security Council, said the US was doing its best to “disrupt and dissuade individuals from traveling abroad for violent jihad.” 

    McCain's family has been informed of his death. 

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