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German killed in Syria while fighting IS with Kurdish YPG

BEIRUT - A German national was killed on Tuesday in Syria while fighting against Islamic State with the Kurdish YPG militia, the seventh Westerner to die fighting with the group, a YPG official said.
He was killed in the town of al-Shadadi in the northeastern province of Hasaka and would not be identified until his family had been informed, the official told Reuters.One American, one Briton, two Germans, two Australians, and a Canadian have died fighting with the YPG, the official said. The YPG has received air support from a US-led coalition in its fight against Islamic State in northern Syria.
The YPG official declined to be identified because he is not an official spokesman for the group
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