1000 ISIS members escape prisons as fears over UK terror attacks sparked


 A thousand Islamic State members broke out of Kurdish prisons over the weekend, sparking fears of an uprising and increasing terror fears across Britain and the rest of Europe  Nine hundred and fifty Islamic State family members fled Ayn Issa Camp and fighters have broken out of Navkur Prison following Turkey’s attack on the Kurdish troops  British IS recruiter Tooba Gondal, 25, may have escaped the camp, along with her two children  She is thought to have recruited London schoolgirl Shamima Begum.  Three other unnamed British IS women are thought to have escaped but the whereabouts of Begum is unknown  Kurdish troops who have guarded 10,000 Islamic State members – including Brits – admitted the fighting could allow more Islamic State fighters to escape  Scores of Turkish-backed rebels are now believed to have jihadist links to Islamic State and want to spring IS prisoners from the Kurdish jails  A British security source told the Daily Mirror: “This is a serious reversal of fortunes for Islamic State after so much blood has been spilled defeating them over years  “Their leaders are emboldened and this will not only spark anarchy across a briefly peaceful region but it will embolden Islamic State to start planning atrocities across Europe once more ”  A spokesman for the Rojava Defence Units – the Kurdish troops guarding IS fighters – said:“Watching over IS prisoners locked up in Syria is a second priority now that the US has cleared the way for a Turkish assault likely targeting the mostly Kurdish forces along the border ”  Syrian Democratic Forces commanders said US President Trump’s betrayal of the Kurds by pulling out troops had left Kurds to be “slaughtered ”  Yesterday around 1,000 US troops began withdrawing from north east Syria after being caught in crossfire between the SDF and invading Turkish troops and supporting militia  It is believed they were heading south, within Syria, to avoid the fighting after US Defence Secretary Mark Esper the Kurds are about to “cut a deal” with the Syrian army and Russia  Syrian Army forces, backed by Russia are likely to be heading towards the battlefield to help the Kurds drive back Turkish forces and their militia  According to CNN the commander of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces General Mazloum Kobani Abdi told deputy US envoy to the anti-IS coalition William Roebuck:“You have given up on us You are leaving us to be slaughtered.  “You are not willing to protect the people you have sold us. This is immoral.”  Turkey’s incursion against the Syrian Kurds – who fought and beat the IS caliphate but are regarded as terrorists by Turkey – has been widely condemned  It has already sent 130,000 civilians fleeing the fighting, sparking fears of a humanitarian disaster  There are also fears for IS children abandoned by women fleeing camps as masked men on motorcycles have been seen approaching the camps, according to Save the Children  Three British children, thought to be from London and whose parents have been killed, have been identified as Amira, Heba and Hamza   British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has urged President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to halt Turkey’s military assault on Kurdish-held northern Syria  France and Germany has halted all arms sales to Turkey and America is considering financial sanctions  A No10 spokesman said: “The Prime Minister underlined that Turkey is an important partner for the UK and a Nato ally   “He recognised Turkey’s role at the forefront of the fight against Daesh and its generosity in supporting refugees who’ve fled the civil war in Syria  “But the Prime Minister was clear that the UK cannot support Turkey’s military action  “He urged the president to end the operation and enter into dialogue, and said the UK and international partners stand ready to support negotiations towards a ceasefire ”

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