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U.S. Seeks to Forcibly Release American ISIS Suspect in Syria

The Trump administration is seeking to forcibly release into Syria a U.S. citizen held in military detention as a suspected ISIS fighter for nine months, it revealed in court documents filed Wednesday.

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), which is representing the man referred to as John Doe, called the decision a “death warrant” for its client and is opposing the release.

Absent court intervention, the government will move to transfer him to Syria from Iraq, where he is currently held, no sooner than Saturday night. The Defense Department offered Doe two release options, either in a town or outside an Internally Displaced Person camp, it said in its filings.

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