August 27th, 2014
09:19 PM ET

State Dept.: ISIS is a very serious threat to the homeland

U.S. Officials tell CNN that they knew about Douglas McArthur McCain, a 33-year-old man from Minnesota who died fighting for ISIS - for nearly a decade but missed him when he traveled to the region.

ISIS: Is it really a threat to the U.S.?

A day after news broke about McArthur - a coalition of Syrian opposition groups announced that its forces had killed another American in battle.

The coalition, known as Nahrawan in Syria, released a new video of a deadly battle between ISISĀ and a coalition of rebel groups. The rebel group claims video shows the battle and the very day McCain was killed.

CNN can't confirm that but we do believe McCain died during this ongoing battle between ISIS and other rebuts.

At the same time, ISIS released video of ISIS fighters firing an American M198 Howitzer cannon.

OutFront, Brett McGurk is the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Iraq and Iran.

Filed under: International • Iraq • ISIS • News • Syria • Terrorism
soundoff (No Responses)

Post a comment


CNN welcomes a lively and courteous discussion as long as you follow the Rules of Conduct set forth in our Terms of Service. Comments are not pre-screened before they post. You agree that anything you post may be used, along with your name and profile picture, in accordance with our Privacy Policy and the license you have granted pursuant to our Terms of Service.