US citizen fighting for ISIS in Syria surrenders to US-backed forces

The individual is being detained by the DoD as a known enemy combatant.

The individual, who surrendered to Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on or around September 12th, has since been turned over to U.S. forces, said Eric Pahon, Department of Defense spokesperson.

"The U.S. citizen is being legally detained by Department of Defense personnel as a known enemy combatant," Pahon said.

"In general, we closely monitor all reports of U.S. citizens who may have joined groups to fight with or fight against ISIS," a State Department official told ABC News. "To be clear, the U.S. government does not support U.S. citizens traveling to Iraq or Syria to join the ongoing conflict. Any private U.S. citizens/civilians who may have traveled to Iraq or Syria to take part in these activities are neither in support of nor part of U.S. efforts in the region."