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Canadian John Gallagher killed by Islamic State suicide bomber

John Gallagher, a former Canadian infantryman who was fighting Islamic State alongside the YPG, was profiled by Maclean’s months before his death
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How an army of Kurds are winning against Islamic State

The YPG, a ragtag army of Kurds, are taking on—and beating—the world’s most feared jihadists. But is fanaticism the only way to kill fanaticism?