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Alleged Italian ISIS member held in Syria

Kurdish fighters in northern Syria detained an alleged Italian member of the "Islamic State of Iraq and Syria" (ISIS) as he was trying to flee across the border to Turkey, AFP reported Thursday (September 13th).

"On August 27th, a mercenary called Semir Bogana was captured as a result of a special operation conducted by our Anti-Terror Units," said the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), an Arab-Kurd alliance.

It said Bogana -- an Italian citizen also known as Abu Hureyre al-Muhajir or Abu Abdullah al-Muhajir -- was responsible for weapons shipments to ISIS.

The detained Italian was currently being interrogated and "his fate will be determined at the end of the investigation", an SDF source told AFP.

"We are co-ordinating with the international coalition, which includes Italy, about all the ISIS detainees," he added.

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