Australian militant fighting Islamic State killed in Syria: sources

February 25, 2015 7:17 PM

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BEIRUT (Reuters) - An Australian man who joined Syria Kurdish militants to fight against Islamic State jihadists has been killed, a group which tracks the conflict and a Kurdish source said on Wednesday.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the man died when Islamic State launched an assault on the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia, the group the man was fighting for in northeastern Syria.

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