ERBIL — All the American nationals held by the Kurdish forces in northeast Syria for supporting the Islamic State (IS), are now back in US custody, Washington said.
“The United States has brought back every American supporter of ISIS known to be held by the Syrian Democratic Forces against whom we have charges,” Assistant Attorney General for National Security John Demers said.
In a statement on Thursday, the US Department of Justice said two alleged US Islamic State supporters made court appearances in Florida on Wednesday for charges of providing the group material support, Reuters reported.
That brings the total number of US citizens back in custody from Syria and Iraq to 27, and among those, 10 face charges.
Memers called the move “a moral responsibility”, while the justice department urged other countries, especially those in Western Europe, to act and said it would help them take “responsibility for their citizens who left to take up arms in support of ISIS’s reign of hate and intolerance.”