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May 21, 2015 9:46 am

Estimate Says 17,000 Foreigners Fight for Islamic State

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My Way/AP – From New Zealand, came a former security guard; from Canada, a hockey fan who loved to fish and hunt.

And there have been many, many more: between 16,000 and 17,000, according to one independent Western estimate, men and a small number of women from 90 countries or more who have streamed to Syria and Iraq to wage Muslim holy war for the Islamic State.

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