Transcript for New Developments in the Capture of American Accused of Fighting for ISIS
Now to breaking developments new images coming in at this hour after the capture of a young American reportedly from Virginia accused now fighting for vices. We reported earlier this week on the 26 year old captured taken into custody by Kurdish forces. Tonight a new video here explaining why he left the US and adding that he quote made a bad decision. ABC's chief foreign correspondent Terry Moran with the new video. Accused by Kurdish authorities of fighting for ice as the young American born in Virginia tells a very different story it was all about a girl he told Kurdish TV in Iraq. I made a bad decision. To go with the girl and cold woeful. Because I wasn't thinking. Product won't act. Mohammad Jamal quakes 26 years old captured Monday backed Kurdish fish merit a fighters. Near San jar in Iraq he says he'll left the US last December and made his way through Europe to Syria and then most soul in Iraq his girlfriend's home town but he hated it there. It's not like. Western countries. I found it hard for ruin it and coal waste has a message the life and also. It's really really bad. Me the people were controlling Mosul. Don't represent the revision. That cash crisis sisal. They don't represent the religion. US officials say roughly 250 Americans have traveled or attempted to travel to the Middle East. To join extremist groups quite says that's not him but he surely face is hard questions from US investigators. About just exactly what he was doing in crisis territory. David all right our chief foreign correspondent Terry Moran tonight Terry thank.
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