The US Military was unsuccessful to carry out a plan to transfer nearly five dozen “high value” ISIS detainees out of Kurdish-run wartime prison, reported The New York Times (NYT).
Citing two officials of America, the US-based newspaper has reported that the detainees couldn’t be taken out ahead the Pentagon decided to shift its forces out of Northern Syria.
The report comes even as the Turkish offensive in the area is underway in Syria with many expressing anxiety that the move could lead to the revival of ISIS.
Sources in its report have said that hundreds of ISIS sympathizers have escaped from a low-security detention camp in the area.
Ankara is also going through increasing international criticism for a military offensive in Syria with countless appealing to it to stop the attack. France has already limited arms sales to Turkey over its attack in Syria.
It was reported even as the Kurdish Administration in Northern Syria has declared a deal with the Damascus Government on a Syrian troop, which was posted near the border with Turkey to challenge attack by Ankara.
Al Jazeera has said that the Kurdish Administration was quoted saying, “In order to prevent and confront this aggression, an agreement has been reached with the Syrian government, so that the Syrian army can be deployed along the Syrian-Turkish border to assist the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).”
On Sunday, President Trump has also taken the decision to withdraw the remaining US-based forces out of Northern Syria, which added fuel to the fire.
Over 700 ISIS families have escaped a camp run by the US-backed Kurdish Forces, informed NYT.
On Saturday, the Research Director for the Institute for the Study of War, Jennifer Cafarella tweets that ISIS fighters may be ready for an attack to set-free thousands of prisoners, following the recent vehicle bomb attacks in Hasaka and Qamishli.
More details are awaited.