ISIS is preparing to break out thousands of brainwashed fighters from prison camps across Iraq and Syria, a new report claims.
The sick terror cult, which is attempting a comeback in its former so-called caliphate, wants to “free its loyal fighters”, the Institute for the Study of War said yesterday.
Suspected ISIS members in a prison near Mosul, Iraq, in 2017. The terror group plans to break out thousands of its soldiers, a new report claims[/caption]
US President Trump has threatened to send ISIS fighters back to Europe if EU nations don’t repatriate[/caption]
According to the report, the extremists are using displacement camps to organise and raise cash.
This comes after US President Donald Trump warned he could release jihadi prisoners on European borders if EU countries refuse to take them back.
There are an estimated 8,000 ISIS soldiers jailed in Iraq and Syria while another 2,000 foreign fighters are being held by US-allied Kurdish militias.
Some of the camps in the war-torn countries are packed with former residents of the evil caliphate.
In Northern Syria, the Hawl camp holds over 70,000 people – however most of them are women and children displaced by the conflict.
Nathan Sales, US Coordinator for counterterrorism, said there had been a number of recent break out attempts from camps and jails.
He called on European countries to repatriate their foreign militants.
On Friday, President Trump threatened to flood the borders of the continent with brainwashed killers if Europe refused to take them back.
He told reporters at the White House: “They mostly come out of Europe, and we’ve done them a tremendous favour … So they have to make their decision.
“Otherwise, we’re releasing them at the border.”
Mr Sales has refused to confirm whether Trump’s threat would be carried out.
He told ABC News: “t’s impossible to predict what tomorrow is going to look like in Syria, let alone two months or six months from now … You could envision all sorts of other scenarios playing out.
“We don’t want to assume that the relative stability that we see today is an enduring feature.”
The US has taken back eight of its own militant fighters and 13 kids – but Sales said Washington would not take in any soldiers from other nations.
America has said it is working to tighten security at camps in Iraq and Syria and is calling on European countries to help with the costs.
A soldier for the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces, burns an ISIS flag in Raqqa in 2017[/caption]
Women walk through al-Hol displacement camp in Hasaka, Syria[/caption]
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