Swedish ISIS fighters captured in Syria
COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Swedish radio said U.S.backed Syrian Kurdish forces are holding Islamic State foreign fighters from Sweden.
Tuesday’s report comes as the U.S.-backed forces are battling in northern Syria to retake the city of Raqqa, the declared capital of the Islamic State extremist group’s self-proclaimed caliphate.
The Ekot news program said jihadi fighters from other countries are also being held by the People’s Protection Units, the Kurdish militia that forms the backbone of the Syrian Democratic Forces.
Ekot didn’t provide details on how many jihadi fighters from Sweden are being held.
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