Islamic State prisoners threaten US mission in Syria

Published By ITCT News Desk On : May 25, 2020
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A year after the US-backed forces seized the last remnant of the territory under Islamic State rule in Syria, some 10,000 Islamic State (IS) fighters captured in Kurdish-run war prisons pose a “significant risk” to the mission of the United States in the military northeast of the country, the commanders say.

Hardened IS fighters protesting the dire conditions in their makeshift inmates, including the possible spread of Covid-19, have mutinied at Hasaka’s largest prison twice in the past two months. The uprisings were stifled, but highlight the “high-impact risk of a massive breakup,” US commanders told investigators in the Pentagon’s inspector general’s office.

 

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