Three U.S. military veterans, including an AWOL 82nd Airborne Division soldier, were reportedly detained on June 21 while attempting to cross the border into war-torn South Sudan from neighboring Kenya, according to U.S. Army W.T.F.! Moments.
If you join a foreign military as a volunteer to fight and kill members of a terrorist organization considered an enemy of your native country, are you a criminal? That was the central question at hand in the case of a Dutch veteran who voluntarily joined a Kurdish militia in northern Syria and allegedly killed an ISIS militant in battle. And while the answer remains unclear, Dutch authorities have just announced that the man, Jitse Akse, 47, who was arrested in January, will not face criminal charges, Rudaw reports.