21:22 GMT14 May 2021
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    A US citizen identifying himself as a Daesh defector was captured by Kurdish forces after arriving from the territory held by the terrorists, a US news outlet reported Monday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Two sources with the Kurdish Peshmerga forces told the CBS News broadcaster it had detained a purported Daesh defector as he tried to make his way to Turkey.

    Named as Virginia resident Muhammad Jamal Amin, 27, he was reportedly apprehended after reaching a Peshmerga checkpoint near the northern Iraqi town of Sinjar.

    The broadcaster cited reports indicating that Amin identified himself as a Daesh defector and that he had "only been in the region fighting with Daesh for a couple months."

    The US Embassy in Baghdad could not immediately confirm the detention of a US citizen, saying it had only recently became aware of the reports.

    A Kurdish official told the CNN broadcaster the Kurdistan Regional Government's security council was investigating the incident.

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