2019-10-18 Syria-Lebanon-Iran||SDF will not hand over ISIS detainees to Syria, Turkey: commander
[Rudaw] The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) will not handover thousands of detained 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
...embracing their inner Islamic Brute...
) forces of Evil and their families to any force, including the Syrian regime, commander of the force Mazloum Kobani Abdi said late Wednesday.
"The fate of ISIS [ISIS] detainees and families is in our hands. We arrested them, they are held by us and we will determine their fate," Abdi told the SDF-affiliated Ronahi TV.
Abdi said they also will "not accept"
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or the Syrian regime taking control of the ISIS detainees, even if they invade SDF-controlled area.
There are about 12,000 suspected ISIS fighters detained by the SDF in northern Syria, including some 2,000 foreigners. There are also about 70,000 family members and supporters being held in camps in the region.
Turkey launched its Operation Peace Spring last week. The fighting is largely concentrated in the towns of Sari Kani (Ras al-Ain) and Gire Spi (Tal Abyad) where the
Ottoman Turkish army and its Syrian proxies claimed to have seized control, but the SDF says it has retaken lost ground.
At least 750 ISIS affiliates escaped the SDF-held Ain Issa camp after
Ottoman Turkish shelling close to the camp and detainees rioted. There are fears that more ISIS fighters and supporters could escape if Turkey’s operation continues and the SDF’s focus is diverted to the frontlines.
The multi-ethnic SDF announced an eleventh-hour "military" deal with the regime in Damascus on Sunday that will see Syrian army troops deployed to key towns like Manbij and along the border with Turkey.
Abdi told Ronahi TV that the agreement with Assad was "necessary," but stressed it was a "military" one only. Further negotiations will take place once the Syrian border is cleared of
Ottoman Turkish forces.
The Kurdish commander spoke with US President Donald Trump
...Oh, noze! Not him!...
by phone on Monday when he reportedly promised to keep the ISIS detainees under control.
SDF commanders and Kurdish officials in northern Syria have previously warned that if Turkey attacks their region they would no longer be able to prioritize the war against ISIS.
Now under attack, Abdi told Ronahi TV that the protection of their people and territory is the priority of the SDF, but that they remain committed to fighting ISIS.
"Our agreement with the US in the framework of the fight against ISIS [ISIS] continues. At least, it has not officially ended," he said, but they have suspended their military offensive against the terror group.
"The US wants the agreement against ISIS [ISIS] to continue. However,
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we prioritize the protection of our people and Rojava [northern Syria]. In other words, we have frozen our actions against ISIS. We do not to anything practical. We are in a defensive position against ISIS," he said.
The SDF is the key ally of the US-led coalition against ISIS in northern Syria.
In the past week, the coalition and Iraqi Security Forces conducted five operations against ISIS in Iraq ‐ carrying out
s on ISIS hideouts, eliminating members of the leadership, and reinforcing the border with Syria. During the same time in Syria, the only anti-ISIS activity the coalition reported was a training exercise with local forces in the At Tanf base in the south of the country.
IS Says It 'Freed' Women Held by Syrian Kurds
[AnNahar] The Islamic State group said Thursday it had "freed" women held by Syria's Kurds, the latest in a series of reported breakouts since
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launched a cross-border offensive last week.
In a statement released on the Telegram messaging application, IS said it had stormed a security headquarters west of its former stronghold of Raqa on Wednesday, "freeing Moslem women kidnapped" by Kurdish forces. It did not give a number or say if the women were IS members or wives of jihadists.
Separately three former IS fighters originally from the Gazoo
...Hellhole adjunct to Israel and Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, inhabited by Gazooks. The place was acquired in the wake of the 1967 War and then presented to Paleostinian control in 2006 by Ariel Sharon, who had entered his dotage. It is currently ruled with an iron fist by Hamaswith about the living conditions you'd expect. It periodically attacks the Hated Zionist Entity whenever Iran needs a ruckus created or the hard boyz get bored, getting thumped by the IDF in return. The ruling turbans then wave the bloody shirt and holler loudly about
Strip escaped a Kurdish detention center near Tal Abyad close to the Syrian-
Ottoman Turkish border, a source in a political faction in Gaza said. The three, two of whom were members of the military wing of Gaza's Islamist rulers Hamas, the well-beloved offspring of the Moslem Brotherhood, before joining the more murderous Moslem IS, called their families Wednesday following their escape but said they did not intend to return home, the source said.
According to the Kurds hundreds of IS relatives have already tried to escape since Ankara launched its offensive on October 9.
At least three French women who had left Ain Issa camp have since joined up with IS, according to messages they sent to their lawyer, seen by AFP.
Five IS jihadists beat feet from a prison near the northeastern city of Qamishli last week, according to Kurdish forces.
On Tuesday, a breakout attempt was foiled in the infamous al-Hol camp, which is so overcrowded that wardens are struggling to control riot.
At least 2,500 of IS fighters are non-Iraqi foreigners of more than 50 different nationalities. Tunisia is thought to have the biggest contingent.
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