Two Americans captured in Syria

War / Terrorism 1/7/2019, 6:02 AM
Two Americans captured in Syria

Two Americans who have been fighting for the Islamic State in Syria an Iraq have been captured in an operation in Syria, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said. Three more people from Ireland and Pakistan have been captured in the same operation.

The SDF said that the operation was carried out after a group of terrorist that had been planning attacks on the civilians "who were trying to get out of the war zone in masses" was spotted.

"Following long-term technical and physical follow-up, an operation against the cell was carried out by our forces. As a result of the operation, 5 terrorists originally from the United States, Ireland and Pakistan were captured," the statement reads. The announcement comes after United States President Donald Trump announced the US will withdraw from Syria.

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