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US Military Takes Custody of Two High-Profile Isis Terrorists

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7Dnews London

Wed, 09 Oct 2019 23:46 GMT

The US military has taken custody of two high-profile Isis militants previously held in Syria by Kurdish-led fighters and moved them out of the country, as Turkey starts an offensive there, a U.S. official said on Wednesday Oct 9th.

The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the individuals were being held in a secure location but offered no further details. 

Earlier on Wednesday, President Donald Trump said he had taken a "certain number" of Isis terrorists out of Syria, as fears mount that Kurdish-led fighters may be unable to keep guarding Isis prisoners amid the Turkish offensive. 

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