U.S., Europeans Clash Over How to Handle Islamic State Detainees - USA DAILY NEWS

U.S., Europeans Clash Over How to Handle Islamic State Detainees

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Washington and its European allies are at odds over how to prosecute and detain about 2,000 foreign Islamic State fighters being held in Syria, eight months after U.S.-backed forces seized the last sliver of the group’s self-described caliphate there.

The problem became urgent in October when Turkish forces intervened in northern Syria, spurring fears that the fighters might escape detention in the confusion. Fewer than 200 prisoners have fled, according to the U.S. military, and the fears abated after a U.S.-arranged cease-fire…

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