American Daesh terrorist surrenders to PYD militants in Syria
16 September, 2017, 00:59 | Author: Brian Mcdaniel
In a statement released through CNN, US Marine Corps Major Adrian Rankine-Galloway revealed that the Kurdish troops that are being backed up by the US military surrendered an American citizen who is fighting for the global terrorist group on or before Tuesday, Sept. 12. He was taken into custody during a battle in the Deir-al-Zour region, which the Daily Beast first reported.
An ISIS convoy that had been stranded in the Syrian desert for two weeks reached militant-held territory in eastern Syria on Wednesday after a USA -led coalition stopped airstrikes on its route following a request from Russian Federation. "The U.S. citizen is being legally detained by Department of Defense personnel as a known enemy combatant".
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The officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said the American had surrendered to the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a USA -backed alliance of mostly Arab and Kurdish fighters.
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Khweis had surrendered to Kurdish forces in March 2016.
The alliance has taken part in the US -backed air and ground offensive aimed at forcing Islamic State militants out of Raqqah, the group's self-declared capital in Syria.
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