Australia accuses ISIS of using foreign fighters as 'cannon fodder'

December 9, 2014 4:45 AM

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SYDNEY – Australia's government accused the Islamic State group of using foreign fighters as "cannon fodder," as the number of Australians killed while fighting alongside militants in Syria and Iraq rose to 20.

Australian Attorney General George Brandis said in a report published Tuesday that members of the Islamic State movement are tricking Westerners into believing they are playing a key part of a religious crusade.

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