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ACLU argues against secret detention of U.S. citizen held as alleged Islamic State 'enemy combatant'

The secret military detention of a U.S. citizen who allegedly fought for Islamic State has posed an unusual legal test for the Trump administration as it struggles to define a policy for dealing with people captured on the battlefield or suspected of terrorism

The Pentagon has yet to release the name of the American in custody. Officials say he surrendered to U.S.-backed militia forces in Syria on or about Sept. 12 and was turned over to U.S. military authorities.

U.S. forces are detaining him as an “unlawful enemy combatant” at an undisclosed location in Iraq, the Pentagon said. U.S. officials have not said when the American will face charges, be given a lawyer or be...

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