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Over 100 Islamic State prisoners have escaped in Syria — US envoy

More than 100 prisoners of the Islamic State extremist movement have escaped in Syria in the chaos since Turkey’s incursion, according to a senior US official.

“We would say the number is now over 100. We do not know where they are,” James Jeffrey, the State Department pointman on Syria, tells the House Foreign Affairs Committee when asked about the detainees.

— AFP

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