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An Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) operative has been captured by U.S. Special Forces in Iraq, where questioning will take place at a temporary detention facility.

The news raises questions for defense officials, who will now have to make decisions about how to handle ISIS captives, as this detainee is likely to be followed by others, the New York Times reports. Officials (who did not reveal the operative’s identity) said he would eventually be turned over to Iraqi or Kurdish authorities after what could be weeks or months of questioning.

White House officials said the detainee would not be sent to the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, which they are working to close.


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