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American Man Killed in Syria Fighting ISIS

Wednesday, 10 June 2015 01:58 PM EDT

Officials say an American has been killed fighting with Kurdish forces against the Islamic State group in Syria, likely the first U.S. citizen to die fighting alongside them against the extremists.

Nasser Haji of the Kurdish fighters known as the YPG told The Associated Press that Keith Broomfield was killed in battle on June 3 near the Syrian border town of Kobani.

State Department spokesman Jeff Rathke confirmed Bloomfield's death on Wednesday, but declined to provide any details about the circumstances. He said the U.S. was providing consular assistance to his family.

Dozens of foreign fighters have traveled to Syria and Iraq to fight with Kurdish militias battling the Islamic State group. Previously, a British citizen, an Australian and a German woman have been killed.


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An American man has been killed in Syria, a State Department spokesman said on Wednesday.Department spokesman Jeff Rathke identified the American as Keith Broomfield but declined to provide details.NBC News earlier reported Broomfield was in Syria fighting alongside Kurdish...
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Wednesday, 10 June 2015 01:58 PM
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