U.S. Captures ISIS Operative, Ushering in Tricky Phase

WASHINGTON — An elite American Special Operations force has captured a significant Islamic State operative in Iraq and is expected to apprehend and interrogate a number of others in coming months, ushering in a new and potentially fraught phase in the fight against the extremist Sunni militant group.

American defense officials described the capture as a crucial development in battling the Islamic State but said it also raised questions about handling what is likely to be a growing group of detainees.

  • useless opinion

    find one globemaster, fly it over shark bay in Australia, push detaiinees out of back door with excellent parachutes. win………..win, sharks get fed.

  • Barrington Minge

    Squeeze them dry of info..then they disappear…permanently…Simples!!

  • Maggat

    Pick clean what brains they have, inform their peers that they spilled all the beans, then return them to their buddies. We then can all have a good laugh.

    • Blacksmith

      Good solution clean and neat.

  • David Murrell

    The problem is that President Obama wants to free prisoner-of–war terrorists, in order to allow them to murder innocent civilians, and to commit other war crimes. So the NYT, itself a newspaper which supports war criminality, opposes U.S. forces taking prisoners.

  • Etobicoke_Gladiator

    Fear not, if Hillary wins the election they will function as another group of advisors.

  • Bernie

    No worries. Obama will return this Terrorist shortly alive and well so as to prevent “misunderstandings with the religion of peace”.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Obama will quietly order them to be released in a few months.