Canadian killed fighting ISIS to be repatriated Friday, group says

TORONTO – The Canadian Heroes Foundation says a Canadian man killed while fighting the Islamic State will be repatriated on Friday.

John Gallagher, 32, was killed in Syria earlier this month fighting the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.

The foundation says on its website that Gallagher’s body will travel from Toronto along Highway 401 to the southwestern Ontario community of Blenheim on Friday afternoon.

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The group is encouraging people to line bridges along the highway to pay their respects, and says a public ceremony will be held in Toronto at a later date.

There have been conflicting reports about how Gallagher died.

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Initial reports said he was killed by a suicide bomber, but the National Post has reported he was shot at close range.