Friday, June 17, 2016

The U.S. Is Not Screening Or Interrogating Captured Islamic State Fighters In Iraq

US special operations forces are helping local Syrian militias in the fight against 'Islamic State' militants

Daily Caller: US Forces Are Not Screening, Interrogating Captured ISIS Fighters In Iraq

Iraqi forces are taking the lead on interrogations of captured ISIS forces, while U.S. troops are not directly involved, according to the spokesman for Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR).

While U.S. forces are familiar with the Iraqi government’s screening of captured ISIS fighters, U.S. Army Col. Chris Garver said it is not a role the coalition is directly involved with during a press briefing Wednesday. He noted that military advisers at the division-level within the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) are aware of the process, but there is no U.S. official specifically dedicated to the issue.

Questions over what to do with captured ISIS fighters have existed since the U.S.-led coalition began securing major victories over the terrorist group in 2015. In addition to the ISF, U.S. forces have handed over interrogation responsibilities to the Kurdish Peshmerga operating in northern Iraq. This policy applied when Mohammed Jamal Amin, an alleged U.S. citizen fighting for ISIS, was captured by Peshmerga fighters in March.

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WNU Editor: Captured fighters always provide some form of intelligence .... something is amiss here.

2 comments:

Aizino Smith said...

The CINC is Obozo.

We know what is amiss.

Ropestuff said...

The U.S can't torture captives, directly. There were promises made to not do that any more. Does anybody believe Peshmerga aren't torturing prisoners? And there is nothing to say US agents aren't right there during the "screening", just that it's the Peshmerga doing the "screening". If any allegations of torture arise the U.S has plausible deniability, "Wasn't us, it was the Peshmerga, we had nothing to do with that." But they got the information just the same.