Red Cross will see American IS fighter held in Iraq
WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Committee of the Red Cross will soon visit an American citizen who was picked up on Syria’s battlefield two weeks ago and is being held by U.S. forces in Iraq, U.S. officials said Thursday. The Pentagon has accused the man of fighting for the Islamic State group.
The unidentified American surrendered to U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces around Sept. 12, and has been detained since then as an unlawful enemy combatant.
He is being held at a detention facility in Iraq, according to senior U.S. officials, who weren’t authorized to discuss the detainee’s location publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity.
Ben Sakrisson, a Pentagon spokesman, said the Red Cross was notified of the man’s detention this week.