Canadian vets plan to join Kurdish fight against Islamic State

November 21, 2014 8:11 PM

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OTTAWA (Reuters) - Several former Canadian soldiers plan to join Kurds to combat Islamic State militants in coming weeks, Canadian media reported on Friday, bolstering the ranks of foreigners fighting alongside the group.

Earlier this month, a Canadian-born immigrant to Israel became the first foreign woman to join Kurds battling Islamic State in Syria.

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