Syrian Kurdish official warns of ISIS jail break


Thursday 10 October 2019 | 10:57 PM Damascus Time

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  • Syrian Kurdish official warns of ISIS jail break


    A senior Kurdish official warned on Thursday (October 10) that ISIS terrorists could break out of prisons in northeast Syria as fighting intensifies between the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and Turkey.

    Invited by a group of European Union lawmakers to speak to journalists in Brussels, co-chair of the executive committee of the SDF-affiliated Syrian Democratic Council, Ilham Ahmed, said one of the prisons where the SDF holds some ISIS fighters had been bombed by Turkish planes.

    Turkey launched a military operation against Kurdish fighters in northeast Syria on Wednesday, with air strikes hitting the border town of Ras al Ain.

    Ahmed called on the European Union and other NATO members to freeze their relations with Turkey and withdraw their ambassadors from the country. She also called on US President Donald Trump to play a role in finding a political solution rather than "leaving us and opening the way for Turkey to attack us".

    Under Turkish attack after their US allies withdrew from part of the border, the SDF - which the Kurdish YPG militia spearheads - is heavily outgunned by NATO's second-largest military.

    Source: Orient Net.

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