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    Fighting ISIS: Why This Single NY Dad Joined the Battle
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    Robert Rose, 25, left the South Bronx to fight against ISIS in Syria.

    A New York City man has left his home in the south Bronx to fight ISIS on the front lines of Syria, NBC News reported. 

    The 25-year-old single father, Robert Rose, is currently in his second tour with the "Lions of Rojava," a Kurdish militia known as YPG that has proven critical in pushing back ISIS in Syria.

    "I've always wanted a chance to come and fight against terrorists," he told NBC News. 

    Harboring a hatred for terrorists born out of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Rose said joining the militia, which is comprised of hundreds of foreign fighters, was the most feasible way to fight not only for the Kurds, but for his country as well.