“Kurds may be releasing some to get us involved,” Trump tweeted Monday morning.
Info First: Opposite to Trump’s allegation, US officers have instructed CNN there are not any indications that the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces have deliberately launched any of the 10,000-plus ISIS prisoners they guard.
Because of the assault by Turkish forces on the SDF in northern Syrian, the Kurdish-led militia has needed to take away troops guarding prisons and camps holding ISIS fighters and people displaced by the battle towards ISIS.
“We already did not have professional jails or professional prisons to keep those prisoners in,” SDF spokesman Mustafa Bali stated final week. “The Turkish invasion to our region is going to leave a huge space, because we are forced to pull out some of our troops from the prisons and from the [displaced people] camps to the border to protect our people.”
The invasion by Turkey has pressured the SDF to strike a take care of the Syrian authorities. Below this deal, the SDF will disband as an entity and grow to be built-in into Syrian forces, a number of items of that are at present below Russian management, based on Syria analyst Danny Makki, a visitor contributor to the Center East Institute. ISIS fighters and their households, nonetheless, will stay below Kurdish management, based on Makki.
Makki additionally refuted the concept Kurdish forces have allowed ISIS prisoners to flee. “The Kurds have not released any ISIS fighters who may be imprisoned, nor would it be in the interest of the SDF (Syrian Democratic Forces) if they did,” Makki instructed CNN.
US officers consider the SDF — who’ve misplaced 11,000 troops within the battle towards ISIS — is unlikely to deliberately launch any ISIS prisoners given the direct menace the terrorist group poses to Kurdish-held areas.