Syrian Kurdish forces say they have captured eight foreign-born ISIS fighters, one of whom is an American-born teenager.
Soulay Noah Su, aka Abu Souleiman al-Amriki, 16, was purportedly captured during the Jazeera Storm military operation in Hajin sometime around Jan. 6 or 7th, according to a press statement from the YPG. Su was reportedly picked up along with seven other foreigners of various ages, including one German and one Russian, among others.
President Donald Trump has said U.S. forces will withdraw from Syria "over a period of time," insisting he wants to protect U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters battling the ISIS extremist group.
Trump did not provide a timetable for the planned withdrawal of roughly 2,000 U.S. troops in Syria, which he announced last month against the advice of many top security advisers and reportedly without consulting lawmakers or U.S. allies involved in operations against IS militants.
AMMAN, Jordan — Syrian army units on Friday were reported to have entered Manbij, a Kurdish-controlled city that has become a major flashpoint in the country's civil war and an operating base for hundreds of U.S. troops.
The government's entry came at the request of Kurdish militias, who were concerned about the imminent threat of attack by Turkey in the wake of President Donald Trump's abrupt order last week to withdraw all U.S. troops from Syria.