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New Zealand member of Islamic State expects to return home

Mar 04, 2019 - Associated Press

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) - A New Zealand man who joined the Islamic State group has been captured in Syria and told journalists he regrets not being able to afford a slave and expects to return home.

Mark Taylor is among a half-dozen or so New Zealanders thought to have joined the militant group. He remains a citizen, but New Zealand officials say his detention abroad and apparent lack of travel documents are obstacles to his return and he may face legal consequences for his actions.

Known by the Twitter handle "Kiwi Jihadi," Taylor notoriously forgot to turn off Twitter's geotagging function in 2014, alerting outsiders to the location of Islamic State figh...