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German woman fighter dead in Kurd-IS clashes in Syria

Kurdish fighters drive at sunset on the outskirts of Tal Hamis, southeast of the city of Qameshli, Syria, on February 26, 2015, after they retook parts of the town following six days of clashes with Islamic State group jihadistsA young German woman has been killed fighting alongside Kurdish forces against Islamic State group jihadists in northeast Syria, a monitoring group said on Sunday. Syrian Observatory for Human Rights head Rami Abdel Rahman said the woman in her 20s was “killed in the past few hours” in a battle since Saturday for the Kurdish-held town of Tal Tamr in Hasakeh province. The German, whose name was not immediately available, would be the third Westerner killed among Kurdish ranks in Syria. Briton Konstandinos Erik Scurfield and Australian Ashley Johnston both died in clashes elsewhere in Hasakeh.

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