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Oct 11, 2018 12:46 PM 6+ mon ago

Kurds in Syria say they hold 900 foreign IS fighters

QAMISHLI, Syria -- Syrian Kurdish forces battling the Islamic State terror group hold around 900 of the organization's foreign jihadists, a spokesman said on Thursday, a sharp increase from a previous figure.

In lengthy battles against IS in the war-torn country, the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) have rounded up thousands of alleged IS members, Syrian and otherwise.

"The war is ongoing and until now we are arresting terrorists," Mahmoud explained, referring to ongoing battles against IS in eastern Syria.

"The numbers have increased over the past months from ...

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