The US-backed Kurdish forces captured 5 foreign jihadists while combating the Islamic State (ISIS) in eastern Syria.
The foreign militants, including 2 Americans and an Irish citizen, were captured while attacking a civilian convoy in the eastern Syrian province of Deir Ezzor.
“A group of terrorists, who had been preparing to attack the civilians who were trying to get out of the war zone in masses, was detected. Following long-term technical and physical follow-up, an operation against the cell was carried out by our forces”, a statement released by the SDF said.
The five foreign IS nationals included Warren Christopher Clark (34), nicknamed Abu Mohammed al-Amriki, from Houston, Alexandr Ruzmatovich Bekmirzaev (45) from Dublin, Ireland, Zaid Abed al-Hamed (35), also from the US, Fadel al-Rahman Jad (48), nicknamed Abu In’am al-Muhajir, from Lahore, Pakistan, and Abdul Adhim Rajhoud (19), nicknamed Abu Omar al-Pakistani, from Sialkot.