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ISIS families reportedly escape camp in north eastern Syria

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1:49 PM - 13 Oct 2019



Family members of Islamic State fighters have reportedly escaped a camp in Syria as Turkey continues its bombardment of the area.

Monitors are warning that family members of Islamic State fighters have escaped a camp in north eastern Syria as Turkey continues its bombardment of the area.

The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said they escaped from the Ayn Issa camp where more than 1000 Islamic State relatives are held, “in the shadow of the state of confusion” in the area.

Turkey has warned that its bombardment of northern Syria will continue for a further nine days, despite international calls for a ceasefire.

The US has called on Turkey to halt its incursion into Kurdish controlled areas – which began after President Donald Trump pulled troops from the region.

The Trump administration has insisted it has not abandoned America’s Kurdish allies to the onslaught and has threatened economic sanctions on Turkey.

Meanwhile, the UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has expressed his "grave concern" about the attack to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

A Downing Street spokesperson said he warned that the assault could further worsen the humanitarian situation there and undermine progress in the fight against Islamic State.

France and Germany have announced that they will no longer sell weapons to Turkey that could be used in the invasion – and have called for an urgent meeting of the coalition fighting Islamic state.

This morning, Turkey said the attack would continue for nine more days.



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