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Canadian volunteer released from Iraqi prison: mother

A Canadian volunteer arrested in northern Iraq last week has been released from prison, his mother says. Kay Kennedy told VOCM radio in Newfoundland that her son, Michael Kennedy, a former Canadian soldier who spent the last six months fighting »

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Canadian volunteer fighting ISIS arrested in Iraq: mother

A Canadian volunteer who has spent the past six months fighting ISIS alongside Kurdish forces has been arrested in northern Iraq, Canadian officials confirmed Monday. Michael Kennedy, 32, a former Canadian soldier, was on his way back to Canada, trying »

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Canadian volunteer who fought ISIS in Syria detained in Australia

Canadian officials in Australia are assisting a former Canadian soldier who was detained by immigration authorities in Queensland because he had recently travelled to Syria to fight ISIS militants alongside Kurdish forces. Robert Somerville left northern Syria last month and »


Canadian killed fighting ISIS in Syria to get hero’s send-off

He died in a faraway land, fighting a war of his own choosing. But a Canadian veteran’s group wants to make sure that John Gallagher gets a hero’s welcome usually reserved for Canadian soldiers killed in the service of the »

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Syrian refugees, Paris attacks, ISIS and Turkey discussed at Concordia University talk

Turkish journalist and political analyst Amberin Zaman in Montreal, Nov. 16, 2015. Zaman took part in a panel discussion organized by Concordia University and the International Press Institute, entitled “Threats, Risks, Freedoms: A Conversation About Journalism and Human Rights.” © Concordia »

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Body of Canadian fighter killed in Syria starts journey home

The remains of a Canadian volunteer killed in north-eastern Syria last week have begun their long journey home. Kurdish fighters and fellow Canadian volunteer Hanna Bohman carried John Gallagher’s coffin through the streets of a Syrian town on Thursday in »

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Canadian volunteer fighting ISIS killed in Syria

A Canadian man has been killed by a suicide bomber during fighting against Islamic State militants in north-eastern Syria, says the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. The London-based independent group, which monitors casualties in the conflict, said in a press »

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Canadian veteran who fought ISIS in Syria arrested in Iraq

Mystery still surrounds the fate of a former Canadian soldier detained in Iraq after a stint fighting Islamic State militants in Syria alongside Kurdish militia forces. Canadian foreign affairs officials confirm that a Canadian man is being detained in Iraq »