U.S. Official: 'dozens' Of Islamic State Fighters Freed In Syria
[Jpost] U.S. President Donald Trump
...The tack in the backside of the Democratic Party...
's special representative for Syria, James Jeffrey, said on Tuesday that "dozens" of Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that they were al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're really very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear western pols talk they're not really Moslems....
fighters had been freed since The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire...
began its incursion in northeastern Syria.

"I would say dozens at this point," Jeffrey told a congressional hearing when Democratic Senator Chris Coons
... Dem Junior Senator from Delaware since 2010. He won a special election to succeed Ted Kaufman, who had been appointed to the seat when Joe Biden resigned to become Vice President. Previously, Coons was the county executive of New Castle County. Raised in Hockessin, Delaware, Coons was a frat boy at the Amherst College liberal mill. He received graduate degrees from Yale Divinity School and Yale Law School....
asked if he knew how many "hardened" Islamic State (ISIS
...embracing their inner Islamic Brute...
) fighters had been released. There have been reports of much larger numbers.

Russia says up to 500 people have fled captivity in northern Syria

[Jpost] Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Tuesday that Moscow estimated that up to 500 people, including Islamist fighters, had escaped from captivity in northern Syria after their guards left their posts.

He said measures were being taken to recapture them.

Shoigu was speaking after talks between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan.
Posted by: trailing wife 2019-10-23