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American Daesh terrorist surrenders to PYD militants in Syria

American Daesh terrorist surrenders to PYD militants in Syria

"We are aware that a United States citizen surrendered to the SDF on or about September 12", the official told AFP on condition of anonymity, without providing further details.

CNN's Ryan Browne reported the American was in the custody of the Syrian Democratic Forces, the US-backed militia spearheading the push into the ISIS capital of Raqqa.

He is scheduled to be sentenced October 13 and faces a minimum penalty of five years in prison and a maximum penalty of life in prison, according to the Justice Department.

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Maj. Adrian Rankine-Galloway, a Pentagon spokesman, says the man surrendered to Syrian Democratic forces around Tuesday and has been turned over to US military forces.

The military referred to the State Department to address any questions on the captive's current situation. "If this was a USA citizen it would be the Department of State to find out the updates on that particular person", Col. Ryan Dillon was quoted as saying in the article.

Dillon said he could not remember any other incident involving an American citizen in Iraq or Syria "either being captured or surrendering" after joining up with ISIS, Military.com reported.

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CNN also said in the piece that a State Department official told the news network the department was "aware of the reports" but said that they "have no information to share at this time".

Khweis lived in Alexandria, Virginia, and was captured by Kurdish peshmerga forces near Tal Afar in northern Iraq in March 2016. The Justice Department said Khweis traveled to Syria through Turkey to join ISIS in December 2015 and spent about 2 1/2 months traveling with ISIS fighters and undergoing religious training.

Members of the USA -backed Syrian Democratic Forces in the village of Hazima on the northern outskirts of Islamic State's Syrian bastion of Raqqah.

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