Kurdish militia made a swap with ISIS to get back 7 US troops – sources

Russia Today — Nov 7, 2018

Kurdish Peshmerga forces man a checkpoint on the road leading from Kirkuk to the northern Iraqi city of Tikrit, June 20, 2014. Click to enlarge

Kurdish Peshmerga forces man a checkpoint on the road leading from Kirkuk to the northern Iraqi city of Tikrit, June 20, 2014. Click to enlarge

Kurdish militia made a swap with Islamic state terrorists to get back seven US soldiers captured in September, Turkish media has said. The Kurds had to withdraw from some oil wells under the swap terms.

The American troops were detained during a confrontation between Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) and Kurdish YPG/ PKK militias in the embattled Syrian Deir ez-Zor province in September this year, sources told Anadolu agency on condition of anonymity. The talks to retrieve the soldiers started in late September.

Kurdish militia made a swap with Islamic state terrorists to get back seven US soldiers captured in September, Turkish media has said. The Kurds had to withdraw from some oil wells under the swap terms.

The American troops were detained during a confrontation between Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) and Kurdish YPG/ PKK militias in the embattled Syrian Deir ez-Zor province in September this year, sources told Anadolu agency on condition of anonymity. The talks to retrieve the soldiers started in late September.

The US military has been engaged in Syria since September 2014, working with some militias to fight terrorists. Deir ez-Zor province where those seven soldiers were allegedly captured is one of the zones of the US-led operation. IS is controlling large parts of Deir ez-Zor’s territory.

 

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Syrian War Report – November 7, 2018: Turkish Media Claims 7 U.S. Troops Were Captured By ISIS

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