Published: Sun, September 17, 2017
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Russia Intentionally Bombed Near US-backed Forces in Syria, Claims Pentagon

Russia Intentionally Bombed Near US-backed Forces in Syria, Claims Pentagon

Earl Brown, told the Daily Beast, "We are aware of the report that a USA citizen believed to be fighting for ISIS surrendered to Syrian Democratic Forces on or about September 12".

The SDF subsequently turned the US citizen over to coalition forces, Manning said, "and he is being treated humanely in accordance with our regulations".

USA officials have said in the past that about 250 people left the United States to join ISIS in Syria and Iraq, though it's not clear how many are still there.

He said that five ISIS fighters, clutching leaflets urging surrender dropped by the US on Raqqa in eastern Syria, had turned themselves into the SDF but that a USA citizen was not among them.

Col. Ryan Dillon, the spokesman for the coalition in Iraq and Syria, could not confirm the buses reached their final destination and said the coalition had not had persistent surveillance on them for days.

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".

In Syria, the militants have lost much of their headquarters in Raqqa to the SDF with the help of air strikes and special forces from the US-led coalition. "We encourage people not to do that".

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"You can't be very bright if you're going over there and doing that".

Mohamad Jamal Khweis, 27, was captured by Kurdish forces in northern Iraq in March 2016.

Khweis, a bus driver, was convicted in June of providing support to ISIS.

US forces are advising them and providing air support and other backing as they push into militant territory.

On the campaign trail, Trump indicated he was open to detaining USA citizens at Guantánamo Bay and trying them at the military commissions there.

"Russian munitions impacted a location known to the Russians to contain Syrian Democratic Forces and coalition advisers", Operation Inherent Resolve, the US-led coalition, said in a news release. Meanwhile, she added that the Department of Defense has referred all questions about the incident to the State Department and Department of Justice.

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