Putin: Turkish operation in Syria threatens to revive Daesh
Russian President Vladimir Putin warned Friday that jailed Daesh (ISIS) militants could escape as a result of Turkey’s military operation in Syria, leading to the resurgence of the militants in the region.
Putin said Kurds who were guarding thousands of imprisoned Daesh fighters are now fleeing after Turkey launched artillery and air strikes on Wednesday.
“I’m not sure whether the Turkish army will be able to take this under control and how soon,” Putin said in televised remarks on a visit to the Turkmen capital Ashgabat.
“This is a real threat to us,” Putin told a meeting of heads of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), an association of ex-Soviet countries.
“How will they be moving and to where?” Putin asked of the Islamist fighters. “Through Turkish territory? Through other territories?”
“We should simply understand this, know and mobilize the resources of our security services to neutralize this emerging new threat,” he added, without giving more detail.
Source: National News Agencyhttps://syrianewsgazette.com/putin-turkish-operation-in-syria-threatens-to-revive-daesh/General