US Forces Have No Plans To Interrogate Suspected American ISIS Member
U.S. forces in Iraq are deferring to Iraqi forces to interrogate captured Islamic State members, including an alleged Palestinian-American fighter captured in late February, according to an Operation Inherent Resolve spokesman.
U.S. Army Col. Steve Warren confirmed during a press briefing Wednesday Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) and the various Kurdish militias will be responsible for interrogating nearly all captured ISIS members, as opposed to the U.S. forces carrying them out unilaterally.
“We haven’t spoken to him as far as I know,” said Warren when asked if coalition forces would interrogate Mohammed Jamal Amin, an alleged U.S. citizen and ISIS member from Virginia. The Kurdish Peshmerga confirmed Monday Amin had been captured in late February and was in its custody.
“That’s really not a matter we are involved with, frankly, at all,” noted Warren. “From our perspective, the military perspective, we simply don’t have a dog in that hunt.”