Ha­jeen, Syria

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ISIS Amer­i­cans: Two sus­pected Amer­i­can ISIS fight­ers have been cap­tured on a bat­tle­field in Syria, Kur­dish mil­i­tants al­lied with the U.S. said this week. The Syr­ian Demo­cratic Forces iden­ti­fied one of the Amer­i­cans as War­ren Christo­pher Clark, a 34-year-old for­mer sub­sti­tute school teacher from Hous­ton. A con­vert to rad­i­cal Is­lam, Clark was known as be­ing so overtly pro-ter­ror­ism that ac­quain­tances in Texas as­sumed he was an FBI in­for­mant. Us­ing the name Abu Mo­ham­mad al-Ameriki, he al­legedly sent a let­ter to ISIS ask­ing for a job as an English teacher at the Univer­sity of Mo­sul in Iraq. The other pur­ported Amer­i­can was named as Zaid Abed al-Hamid; lit­tle is known about him, and some re­ports say he is ac­tu­ally from Trinidad. An es­ti­mated 64 Amer­i­cans have trav­eled to Iraq and Syria to join ISIS since 2011.

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