The Syrian Democratic Forces, that have the backing of the United States, captured five foreign militants, including two U.S. citizens, two Pakistanis and an Irishman linked to Daesh group fighting in eastern Syria.
They were arrested after a cross fire on Dec.30, said the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).
The mugshots of the five foreign fighters were released with names.
Warren Christopher Clark, USA; Zaid Abed Al Hamid of Arab origin, USA; Fadel-Al-Rahman Judd, 48, Pakistan; Abed Azeem Rajpoot, 19, Pakistan; Alexandr Ruzmatovich Bekmirzaev, Ireland.
Alexandr Ruzmatovich Bekmirzaev is the resident of Duplin.
The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said, they were planning an attack on civilians. The SDF receives key support in the air and on the ground from the U.S. military.
This news has not been confirmed by the Syrian government nor it has refuted it. There is no reaction from the countries of the arrested fighters.
Syrian Democratic Forces have spearheaded the battle against Daesh militants near
the Iraqi border.
Other reports say, the Kurds in northeastern Syria hold around 1,000 foreign militant fighters, as well as 550 foreign women and 1,200 children.
They are from dozens of different nationalities, many from European counties.
Many countries are reluctant to bring them back home.