Islamic State fighter from U.S. in custody in Iraq: reports

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Posted: Mar 14, 2016 7:36 AM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An Islamic State fighter from the United States was taken into custody in northern Iraq after emerging from territory controlled by the militant group in Syria, news media reported on Monday.

The fighter, who reportedly has an American passport, was captured near Sinjar and handed over to Kurdish authorities in the region, according to CNN.

(Reporting by Doina Chiacu)