American ISIS Fighter Turned Over to US After Surrender

The reality of the frontline in Raqqa

The reality of the frontline in Raqqa

"The U.S. citizen is being legally detained by Department of Defense personnel as a known enemy combatant", Pahon said.

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.

As to when and where the surrender took place was not immediately made clear.

Several US military officials told the website that Kurdish soldiers belonging to the Syrian Democratic Forces caught the American and he has now been detained.

'Foreign fighters who are captured or surrender to SDF partners in Syria will be safeguarded and transported humanely, and their home nations will be contacted regarding the next steps, ' the statement read.

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Reports that an American is in the custody of the mostly Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces were not disputed by US officials, but they withheld further comment. "As a precondition for Coalition support, SDF and Iraqi forces have pledged to observe worldwide laws and the laws of armed conflict", the command told the Daily Beast. Their home countries will be contacted for the next steps.

Colonel Ryan Dillon, a spokesman for the U.S-led coalition fighting Islamic State, told reporters earlier that he was aware of the reports but referred questions to the State Department.

Maj. Adrian Rankine-Galloway, a Pentagon spokesman, says the man surrendered to Syrian Democratic forces around Tuesday and has been turned over to USA military forces. Although they do monitor any attempts to support the terrorist groups of the Islamic State or al-Qaeda.

Mohamad Jamal Khweis, 27, was captured by Kurdish forces in northern Iraq in March 2016. He later expressed regret in a television interview.

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