Islamic State fighter from U.S. in custody in Iraq




 
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Islamic State fighter from U.S. in custody in Iraq
 
March 14th, 2016  
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Islamic State fighter from U.S. in custody in Iraq
By Isabel Coles ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - An American fighting for Islamic State was taken into custody in northern Iraq after he left territory controlled by the militant group, according to two Kurdish officers, one of whom arrested him. Both said it appeared the man was intending to escape both Islamic State and Kurdish forces but handed himself in after peshmerga fighters opened fire on him near the frontline in the village of Golat. Captain Daham Khalaf said they had spotted the fighter hiding in long grass around dawn and waited until the sun rose before surrounding him: "He shouted 'I am a foreigner'," Khalaf said, describing him as bearded and dressed in black.

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