August 26th, 2014
09:02 PM ET

American dies fighting for ISIS in Syria

CNN has confirmed an American has died fighting for ISIS. The homegrown terrorist, 33-year-old San Diego resident Douglas McCain, was killed in Syria over the weekend alongside fellow extremists while battling another Syrian terror group.

Death of American fighting for ISIS spurs question: Are there others?

Intelligence officials tell CNN they've been watching McCain for some time. CNN's Jim Sciutto spoke to McCain's family and has more on how a man born in America could die a jihadist.


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Filed under: Iraq • ISIS • Syria • Terrorism
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