American ISIS Fighter in US Custody After Surrender in Syria

by Antonio Miles September 16, 2017, 0:56
American ISIS Fighter in US Custody After Surrender in Syria

The identity of the man is not immediately available. "The U.S. citizen is being legally detained by Department of Defense personnel as a known enemy combatant". The Daily Beast has earlier reported that according to a source, the American was captured by Kurdish forces.

In a statement released through CNN, US Marine Corps Major Adrian Rankine-Galloway revealed that the Kurdish troops that are being backed up by the US military surrendered an American citizen who is fighting for the worldwide terrorist group on or before Tuesday, Sept. 12.

The report was also confirmed to CNN by an unnamed USA military official. Earl Brown, told the Daily Beast.

In the statement, the command said foreign fighters who are captured or surrender to SDF partners in Syria will be safeguarded and transported humanely.

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"According to CNN, a USA military official told the outlet that the American citizen surrendered to the Kurdish elements of the Syrian Democratic Forces".

The SDF is a mostly Kurdish force that has been fighting to rout the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) from its former de facto capital of Raqqa, as well as in the Middle Euphrates River Valley north of Deir el-Zour, where ISIS leadership is believed to have fled before the Raqqa battle. Although they do monitor any attempts to support the terrorist groups of the Islamic State or al-Qaeda.

Mohamed Khweis of Virginia, who briefly joined ISIS and then defected and surrendered to the Kurds in 2016, was held for three months in Iraq and interrogated 11 times - first by a "dirty" team gathering intelligence and then by a "clean" team collecting information to be used in court, according to court documents. He later expressed regret in a television interview.

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