Report: American ISIS fighter captured

Report: American ISIS fighter captured
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An American citizen fighting with the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) was reportedly captured by Kurdish Peshmerga forces in northern Iraq on Monday, according to multiple reports.

The Kurdish news agency Rudaw, citing an unnamed Peshmerga commander, said the man mistook Kurdish territory for the Turkish border. He was apparently trying to return to Turkey.

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CBS News, citing two Peshmerga sources, and ABC News, citing a senior U.S. official, also reported the man’s capture.

The man was identified as Muhammad Jamal Amin. Identification cards shown on Kurdish TV show he was from Virginia. He told the Peshmerga that he has a Palestinian father and an Iraqi mother.

Amin reportedly entered Syria through Turkey two months ago and then went to Mosul, Iraq.