American ISIS Fighter Captured in Iraq

March 14, 2016 4:41 PM

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American ISIS Fighter Captured in Iraq

SULAIMANIYA, Iraq — A 27-year-old American who left Virginia to fight for the Islamic State was captured near the northern Iraqi city of Sinjar early Monday morning, according to Kurdish and American officials.

The American was captured at a front-line position near Sinjar, which Kurdish forces retook from the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL, in November, according to a senior official in the Kurdish fighting forces known as the pesh merga and a senior American military official. Both spoke on th...

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