A U.S.-backed Kurdish militia fighting ISIS said Wednesday it has captured an American teenager among eight suspected militants.
The Kurdish force, known as the YPG, said in a statement Wednesday that their special forces conducted an operation in the eastern Syrian province of Deir ez-Zor on Monday and Tuesday that captured eight members of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) who were plotting an attack.
The YPG identified one of the captured as a 16-year-old American named Soulay Noah Su, also known as Abu Souleiman al-Amriki.
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Three British women are among foreign suspected Islamic State members captured by Kurdish forces in Syria in recent days, the Telegraph understands, as they battle for the jihadists’ final redoubt.
A mother and her two daughters – in their late 20s and travelling with young children – fled the town of al-Shafaa in eastern Deir Ezzor province late last week among other wives of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) fighters and local civilians, Kurdish sources confirmed.
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