U.S.-supported militia reports capture of U.S. teen fighting for ISIS

Smoke after bombings near Hajin in eastern Syria last month. A militia, the Syrian Democratic Forces, seized the city from the Islamic State and said it had captured a 16-year-old American fighting on behalf of the group.CreditCreditDelil Souleiman/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

A U.S.-backed force battling the Islamic State in Syria said Wednesday a 16-year-old American boy had been captured fighting for the Islamist extremist group.

If the teen’s status is confirmed, he will be the first American minor caught fighting for ISIS.

The arrest followed the announcement on Sunday that another American, former Texas substitute teacher Warren Christopher Clark, had been seized in the same area.

The two are among as few as five American citizens captured so far during the war against ISIS.

The militia that captured the boy, the Syrian Democratic Forces, said it had captured a total of eight foreign fighters this week in ISIS’s last stronghold in northern Syria, including citizens of Germany, Russia, Ukraine, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, and Uzbekistan.

Read More
%d bloggers like this: