Mar 09, 2015

German woman killed in Syria fighting Islamic State group

BEIRUT (AP) — A German woman fighting with Kurdish militiamen was killed battling the Islamic State group in Syria, Kurdish officials and activists said Monday. Ivana Hoffman, 19, died Saturday while fighting alongside the Kurdish Peoples Protection Units, known as the YPG, near the Syrian village of Tel Tamr, YPG spokesman Nawaf Khalil said. Hoffman, a member of the Marxist-Leninist Communist...

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