Two ‘American IS combatants’ captured by Syrian rebel militia
Two American males preventing for the IS crew in Syria were captured, in line with a US-backed Syrian rebel militia.
The Syrian Democratic Forces mentioned on Sunday that they had captured Warren Christopher Clark from Houston, Texas, and Zaid Abed al-Hamid all over preventing.
According to the rebels, the lads had been stuck making plans a terrorist assault on fleeing Syrian civilians.
They had been arrested together with suspected combatants from Ireland and Pakistan.
Pentagon spokesman Sean Robertson instructed US media: “We are acutely aware of open supply reviews of reportedly American voters lately in custody who had been believed to be preventing for ISIS.
“However, we are unable to confirm this information at this time.”
US officers have up to now estimated that the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have over 700 international combatants in custody coming from round 40 other countries.
The males had been arrested together with two Pakistanis and one Irishman in an operation to transparent a area of northern Syria of closing IS combatants, says the SDF.
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According to Seamus Hughes from George Washington University’s Program on Extremism, Mr Clark had submitted a CV and canopy letter to the IS crew asking “to get a position teaching English to students in the Islamic State”.
According to the New York Times, he graduated from the University of Houston, then moved to Saudi Arabia after which Turkey to show English.
His father, Warren Clark, instructed the newspaper: “My son would not be involved in anything along those lines.”
According to Mr Clark’s resume, he taught English as a Second Language as an alternative trainer for the Fort Bend Independent School District between January 2009 and November 2011.
The SDF didn’t say the place in the USA Mr Hamid comes from, however in line with extremism researchers he would possibly in the beginning be from Trinidad.
Simon Cottee, who’s writing a ebook about Trinidadian IS combatants, instructed the New York Times that his identify seems on a database of 130 males from the Caribbean island country who’re believed to have joined the crowd.
In an IS propaganda video from 2015, a person imagine to be Mr Hamid talks about his conversion to Islam and his difficulties working towards his religion in his place of birth.
“Even though I had a very comfortable life in Trinidad, there was something that’s telling me, you know, that I don’t belong in this place,” he says.