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CBS News finds multiple ISIS members in a Kurdish prison who claim to be American and want to go home


One was unrepentant but still insisted on returning home to Chicago

Image Source: CBS News video screenshot

When a CBS News reporter visited a Syrian prison, crowded with captured members of ISIS, she found that several of them claimed to be Americans who had joined ISIS for misguided reasons.

What happened?

The prison in the northeastern part of Syria is run by the Syrian Democratic Forces, a U.S.-backed militia group made up mostly Kurdish fighters. The SDF and other rebel groups have been fighting ISIS and the Syrian dictatorship for years.

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