American Fighting for ISIS Is Killed in Syria

In The New York Times, Michael Schmidt reports on Douglas McCain, the first American to die while fighting for ISIS in Syria. Schmidt writes that McCain’s death “is a sign that ISIS, at least in this case, is willing to use Americans on the battlefield in the Middle East rather than sending them back to the United States to launch attacks.” Richard Barrett, a former British intelligence officer, said that Americans fighting in Syria “are going to join ISIS, not the fight for the future of Syria.”

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