Friday, February 15, 2019

U.S. Forces Have 1,000 ISIS Prisoners In Syria, And They May Have To Release Them

A U.S. Army soldier assigned to Task Force Thunder, 3rd Cavalry Regiment, provides security during a routine patrol, Iraq, Dec. 2, 2018. (CJTF-OIR)

Military Times: US forces have 1,000 ISIS detainees — and don’t know what to do with them

The Islamic State’s physical territory has dwindled to a ramshackle camp only a few square kilometers wide in eastern Syria’s Deir Ez Zor province. But as the so-called caliphate’s end nears, questions remain about what will become of the roughly 1,000 ISIS fighters who have been detained by U.S. troops and local allies.

While some of the ISIS detainees are front-lines troops and untrained cannon fodder, a significant cohort of them are also more capable militants trained as external operation planners and master bomb makers who pose a threat to the U.S. and its allies.

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Update #1: As ISIS Fight Winds Down in Syria, Detainee Numbers Are Rising (Defense One)
Update #2: After Isis: what happens to the foreign nationals who went to Syria? (The Guardian)

WNU Editor: I suspect that there are many "bad apples" in this lot who should never be set free.


Anonymous said...

Interesting issue for sure, releasing them into any country poses massive risks. Despite the fact that many are not Syrian leaves alot of unanswered questions but for me, i have to ask, why not hand them over to Assad. Having them rebuild the country would be a fitting punishment.

Anonymous said...

Release them in the middle of a mine field, get sponsors and 4K cameras, half the world would tune in to watch those bastards

Anonymous said...

Libtard logic at its finest.

Anonymous said...

why bother with logic when you can merely toss insults?

Anonymous said...

Why not insult?

When you say "catch and release", the liberal turds never catch on. In fact being dumb is a badge of honor among liberals.

Look at the penultimate socialist state of Kampuchea. They shot anyone with glasses.