Two Americans fighting for the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) have been captured, the Syrian Democratic Forces announced in a statement Sunday.
Warren Christopher Clark and Zaid Abed al-Hamid were among five people captured during an operation in Syria, according to the statement. The others captured were from Ireland and Pakistan.
The Syrian Democratic Forces said in their announcement that the operation was carried out after the “group of terrorists” had been detected.
“Recently, in order to prevent the advance of our forces, terrorists have attempted to carry out attacks several times. In this context, a group of terrorists who had been preparing to attack the civilians who were trying to get out of the war zone in masses was detected,” the statement reads.