Ottawa responds to Niagara Falls families request for help

The federal government says it will do its best to help the family of a Niagara Falls man killed fighting Islamic State militants in Syria.
    
Nazzareno Tassone's family says they got a letter on Tuesday saying the 24-year-old was killed on December 21st fighting alongside Kurdish forces and his body was taken by the militants.
    
His family says they had thought he was teaching English in Turkey or Iraq.

They hope the Canadian government can help recover his body so it can be brought home for a funeral.
    
But a government spokeswoman says Canada's ability to provide assistance in Iraq and Syria is severely limited due to the unpredictable security situation there.