More than 100 Islamic State militants who were being held in Kurdish prisons in Syria are now on the loose following Turkey’s invasion there, President Trump’s Special Representative for Syria Engagement revealed Wednesday.
James Jeffrey’s disturbing admission comes as Russian forces moved into Syria Wednesday to conduct joint patrols with Turkish troops along its border.
“Let me ask you this: How many ISIS detainees have escaped? Does the U.S. have an idea where these individuals are?” Rep. Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., asked Jeffrey during a hearing on Capitol Hill.
“We would say that the number is now over 100,” he responded. “We do not know where they are.”