US Citizen Fighting For ISIS Captured in Syria

A soldier returns injured with blood running down his face

A USA citizen who defected and fought for the Islamic State in Syria has been captured by the us -backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).

An American fighting for ISIS in Syria has been taken into custody after surrendering, multiple spokespeople for the USA military told The Daily Beast.

An American fighting for ISIS reportedly has surrendered - or been captured - in Syria and is being held by US -partnered forces.

A spokeswoman for the Department of Justice did not have an immediate comment when reached by phone Thursday.

Brown said the American was taken into custody on or before Tuesday by Syrian Democratic Forces, a US -backed alliance of Kurdish and Arab militia fighters in Syria.

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"The U.S. citizen is being legally detained by Department of Defense personnel as a known enemy combatant", Maj. The Coalition defers questions pertaining to captured ISIS fighters to their relative nations' Departments of State or equivalent agencies.

It is not the first time an American citizen fighting for IS has been detained. Earl Brown, told the Daily Beast.

One who did, Mohamad Jamal Khweis of Alexandria, Va., was grabbed in western Iraq by Kurdish guerillas in March 2016 and later turned over to US authorities. The Coalition's mission is to defeat ISIS in Syria and Iraq, and we will pursue ISIS fighters regardless of nationality.

Khweis lived in Alexandria, Virginia, and was captured by Kurdish peshmerga forces near Tal Afar in northern Iraq in March 2016. He was later convicted of providing material support to ISIS and faces a minimum sentence of five years imprisonment.

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