14 Sep '17, 9pm

The US military has detained an American captured in Syria fighting for the Islamic State.

WASHINGTON — The U.S. military has detained an American captured in Syria fighting for the Islamic State, the Pentagon said Thursday. The American citizen surrendered to U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces in eastern Syria on or about Sept. 12 and was transferred to U.S. military custody, said Marine Maj. Adrian Rankine-Galloway, a Pentagon spokesman said. “The U.S. citizen is being legally detained by Department of Defense personnel as a known enemy combatant,” he said. “…[ISIS] fighters who are captured are safe guarded and treated humanely.” Enemy fighters on the battlefield will be killed or captured regardless of their citizenship, he added. Rankine-Galloway declined to say exactly where the fighter was captured in Syria or where he was being held, citing operational security concerns. Syrian Democratic Forces – an umbrella group that includes some 50,000 Kurdish and...

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