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British actor explains why he left his Hollywood home to fight ISIS in Syria

The actor has no military or combat training.

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BRITISH ACTOR MICHAEL Enright spoke from a rooftop in Syria today about why he chose to leave his LA home to fight against ISIS.

The 51-year-old had minor roles alongside Johnny Depp in Pirates of the Caribbean and Tom Cruise in Knight and Day.

He has also made appearances on TV shows such as Law and Order: LA and CSI.

Speaking to The Anton Savage Show on Today FM, Enright said he is prepared to fight until the death after he witnessed the execution of James Foley last August.

I never told anyone till I arrived because I knew a lot of them would be trying to dissuade me. The hardest one was my mum.

“I had to write her a letter to let her know. I spoke to her last week for the first time and I said I’m sorry that I couldn’t tell her about it.

She said ‘I just kept on thinking that they were going to put your head in a bag’.

“She asked me when I was thinking of coming home. But I told her that I made a commitment that I would stay here until ISIS were driven out of the Kurdish part of Syria”

‘I am very much part of this army’

Enright contacted the YBP Peoples’ Protection unit via Facebook, and travelled to Iraq where he then joined the Kurdish People’s Protection Unit in Syria.

The actor has no military or combat training, but says: “This work needs to be done; it’s imperative. It’s ok to be sitting around and hope that things get better.

“Do I have second thoughts about wanting to come? Not for a single second”

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He told the show that he was doing guard duty for the first couple of months but last week they went to ‘clear out’ an ISIS occupied villages. He said:

“Clearing means to go into an ISIS held village, and into house to make sure there are no bombs or booby traps hidden there.

Pirates of the Caribbean actor goes to Syria to help ‘obliterate’ Islamic State

I am very much part of this army. When we go in and when we are clearing houses, I am clearing it with them.

“I jumped in with a Dushka which is a very big gun you see on the back of four wheel drives.

“The ISIS were in a school and he [the shooter] started letting go and I was doing control while he was shooting.”

When asked if he has killed a member of ISIS, he replied: “They call it in the Western Military a confirmed kill, but I don’t think I have one of those.”

Read: Pirates of the Caribbean actor goes to Syria to help ‘obliterate’ Islamic State>

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