October 13, 2019 / 10:19 AM / a month ago

Kurdish-led authority: 785 IS-affiliated foreigners escaped Syria camp on Sunday

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Kurdish-led administration in northern Syria said 785 foreigners affiliated with Islamic State managed to escape a camp where they were being held following Turkish shelling on Sunday.

In an apparent reference to Turkish-backed Syrian rebels, the administration said in a statement that “mercenaries” had attacked the camp where “Daesh elements” - a reference to Islamic State - in turn attacked camp guards and opened the gates.

Reporting by Omar Fahmy in Cairo/Tom Perry; Editing by Mark Heinrich

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