Foreign Fighter: American Joins Battle Against Islamic State

Since Islamic State militants declared a “caliphate” last year in parts of Iraq and Syria, thousands of Westerners have traveled there to join the battle.

But one American man told VOA he has joined the fight, not for the Islamic State jihadist group, but against it.

“I am in Iraq helping to raise a Christian army to fight ISIS,” declared Matthew VanDyke in a statement on Twitter this week.