11 Oct '17, 9pm

Marine veteran is being detained by US-backed Syrian fighters

WASHINGTON — A former U.S. Marine and another American citizen are allegedly being detained by members of the Syrian Democratic Forces, the U.S.-backed militia that is fighting the ground war against the Islamic State group. Kevin Howard, a former U.S. Marine, and Taylor Hudson were allegedly detained by members of the Syriac Military Council, or MFS, according to friends and social media accounts. The MFS are a small militia fighting under the larger umbrella group known as the Syrian Democratic Forces. The MFS are predominantly Syriac Christians, and are considered a minor faction of the SDF, which includes Arabs and Kurdish fighters. A spokesman for the American-led mission in Iraq and Syria, U.S. Army Col. Ryan Dillon, told Military Times that a friend of the detained former U.S. Marine reached out to him seeking help for Howard. Dillon told Military Times that he had ...

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