Kurdish-led authority: 785 ISIS-affiliated foreigners escape Syria camp

ISIS-affiliated women and children. (File photo: AFP)

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

In an apparent reference to Turkish-backed Syrian opposition forces, the administration said in a statement that “mercenaries” had attacked the camp where ISIS families in turn attacked camp guards and opened the gates.

The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said 31 of its fighters had been killed fighting a Turkish offensive in northern Syria since Saturday, increasing the SDF’s official death toll to 76.

The spokesperson of the French government said that Paris is “worried” about the reported escape of ISIS extremists.

“Of course we are worried about what could happen and that is why we want Turkey... to end as quickly as possible the intervention it has begun,” government spokesperson Sibeth Ndiaye told France 3 television.

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