Douglas McAuthur McCain Wasn't Alone, More Americans Fighting With Extremists: Officials

August 27, 2014 8:25 AM

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Douglas McAuthur McCain Wasn't Alone, More Americans Fighting With Extremists: Officials

The American extremist killed fighting with Islamic militants in Syria is one of dozens of U.S.-born jihadists who have taken up arms with terror groups in Syria — posing a significant threat to national security, senior Obama administration officials told NBC News.

In response to NBC News’ exclusive report about American Douglas McAuthur McCain's being killed in Syria fighting for the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), the officials said dozens of other Americans have traveled to Syria and Iraq to help extremist groups, including — but not limited to — ...

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