Stranded ISIS convoy reaches militant-held territory in Syria, activists say

Stranded ISIS convoy reaches militant-held territory in Syria, activists say

An American citizen fighting for Islamic State in Syria surrendered to U.S-backed fighters earlier this week and has been handed over to US forces, the Pentagon said on Thursday.

We are aware of the report that a USA citizen believed to be fighting for ISIS surrendered to Syrian Democratic Forces on or about September 12. He has been officially designed an "enemy combatant" by the Defense Department.

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.

Coalition forces have been battling the Islamic State, also known as ISIL, ISIS and Daesh, from the east side of the Euphrates, while allies of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, which includes Russian Federation, fight the terrorist group from the west side of the river.

State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert also confirmed during a media briefing on Thursday evening that she had no further information on the individual's circumstances.

"In general, I don't think we're better off bringing these people to federal court", where they are represented by "court-appointed lawyers" and given "discovery rights to find out our intelligence", Sessions said.

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"You can't be very bright if you're going over there and doing that".

In Iraq, Manning said, the handover to holding forces in Tal Afar in northern Nineveh governorate is ongoing and Iraqi forces continue counter-ISIS preparations for fighting in Hawija and Sharqat.

Khweis, a bus driver, was convicted in June of providing support to ISIS.

Fox News reported two military officials confirming that a us citizen believed to have joined up with ISIS was being held by the SDF.

On the campaign trail, Trump indicated he was open to detaining US citizens at Guantánamo Bay and trying them at the military commissions there.

Members of the US -backed Syrian Democratic Forces in the village of Hazima on the northern outskirts of Islamic State's Syrian bastion of Raqqah. Ryan Dillon reportedly said the "supposed USA citizen" was not among the five ISIS fighters who recently surrendered in Raqqa.

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