ISIS boasted today it has ‘freed’ women held by Syria’s Kurds, the latest in a series of reported breakouts since Turkey launched a cross-border offensive last week. In a statement released on the Telegram messaging application, the group said it had stormed a security headquarters west of its former stronghold of Raqa on Wednesday, ‘freeing Muslim women kidnapped’ by Kurdish forces. It did not give a number or say if the women were IS members or wives of jihadists. ISIS boasted today it has ‘freed’ women held by Syria’s Kurds after storming a security headquarters west of its former stronghold of Raqa (file photo) The prospect that thousands of the world’s most fanatic jihadists could break out in the chaos caused by Turkey’s invasion of northeastern Syria is causing widespread alarm. European governments fear it could lead to a resurgence of the group that has wreaked havoc through attacks in the West and formerly controlled parts of Syria and Iraq. According to the Kurds hundreds of IS relatives have already tried to escape since Ankara launched its offensive on October 9. On Sunday, Kurdish authorities said nearly 800 relatives of foreign jihadists had escaped from a Kurdish-run displacement camp in the… Read full this story
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