ISIS says it ‘freed’ women held by Syrian Kurdish-led forces

Wife of an ISIS fighter at al-Hol camp in al-Hasakah governorate in northeastern Syria on February 17, 2019. (File photo: AFP)

ISIS said Thursday it had “freed” women held by Syria’s Kurds, the latest in a series of reported breakouts since Turkey launched a cross-border offensive last week.

In a statement released on the Telegram messaging application, ISIS said it had stormed a security headquarters west of its former stronghold of Raqqa on Wednesday, “freeing Muslim women kidnapped” by Kurdish-led forces.

It did not give a number or say if the women were ISIS members or wives of extremists.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:54 - GMT 06:54