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USA citizen-turned-ISIS fighter captured in Syria

16 September 2017, 12:59 | Colleen Roy

Syrian Forces Cut Main Daesh Supply Route Into Deir ez Zor

Tanks of the Syrian Army at combat positions in Deir ez-Zor

"And within that frame, the clashes are continuing since last night between the Syrian Democratic fighters and the ISIS mercenaries at the surrounding areas of al-Watani hospital and the Rashid garden located in al-Amin neighborhood that is in the city center", SDF detailed in a statement late on Tuesday night.

The person "is being legally detained by Department of Defense personnel as a known enemy combatant", Eric Pahon, a spokesperson for the US Department of Defense, reportedly said, without revealing the Isis fighter's identity.

According to a report from NBC News, Seamus Hughes of the George Washington University Program of Extremism mentioned that out of the 60 identified individuals who joined ISIS and its fights, 20 of which already passed away while a number of them who had been captured or defected.

The US military command said they were aware of the report.

On the campaign trail, Trump indicated he was open to detaining USA citizens at Guantánamo Bay and trying them at the military commissions there.

Thousands of foreign fighters from around the globe flocked to Iraq and Syria after Islamic State first captured vast parts of the two countries in 2014 and proclaimed an Islamist caliphate. "If this was a U.S. citizen it would be the Department of State to find out the updates on that particular person", Col. Ryan Dillon was quoted as saying in the article.

On Thursday, the chief spokesman for the USA military command referred all questions about the news.

"In general, we closely monitor all reports of USA citizens who may have joined groups to fight with or fight against ISIS", a State Department official told ABC News.

In March 2016, Jamal Khweis, another American Daesh terrorist was captured by the Peshmerga while he was leaving the territory then held by Daesh.

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