Kurdish forces have captured an alleged Italian member of ISIS in northern Syria while he attempted to cross the border to Turkey, it was announced on Thursday.
“On August 27, a mercenary called Semir Bogana was captured as a result of a special operation conducted by our Anti-Terror Units, when he was trying to flee to Turkey,” the People’s Protection Units (YPG) said.
The YPG claimed that Bogana, also known as Abu Hureyre al-Muhajir or Abu Abdullah al-Muhajir, is an Italian citizen who was responsible for weapons shipments to ISIS.
Bogana was detained and interrogated.
His fate will be determined upon the conclusion of the investigation.
Bogana is one of several alleged ISIS fighters from across the globe the YPG have caught since the jihadist group’s so-called “caliphate” collapsed around a year ago.
The YPG makes up the majority of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), an alliance of Kurds and Arabs supported by the US that has been at the forefront of the fight against ISIS.