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“[It’s] a huge area of concern for us, especially because they’re being detained by the non-nation state that’s otherwise known as the Syrian Democratic Forces," the U.S. Special Operations Command leader said at a Senate hearing Thursday.
U.S. airstrikes killed two leaders of ISIS-Khorasan — the Islamic State’s Afghan offshoot — this month, as U.S. commanders claim they are fighting a narrative pushed by Russia that IS is growing in the country.
There are ongoing U.S. efforts to improve Syrian rebels’ ability to detain what has become a steadily growing number of foreign fighters in Syria, the top U.S. commander in the Middle East told Congress on Tuesday.
By Lolita C. Baldor, The Associated Press
There are hundreds of foreign nationals captured fighting for ISIS, and U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis wants someone to figure out what to do with them.
By Aaron Mehta