ERBIL, Kurdistan Region — The Kurdish Peshmerga captured an American member of the Islamic State (ISIS) on the Shingal front on Monday, said a local commander.
Muhammad Jamal Amin is a Virginia-born American citizen of a Palestinian father and Iraqi mother from Mosul.
According to the Peshmerga commander of the Shingal front who didn’t want to be named, the ISIS militant had mistaken the Peshmerga territory for the Turkish border.
The commander said that Amin had entered Syria from Turkey two months ago from where he had traveled to Mosul.
On his way back to Turkey he had mistakenly walked into the Peshmerga hands.
The Peshmerga commander said that a number of cell phones, some money and ID cards were seized from the militant.
The Peshmerga fired on him before he reached their base and later detained him.