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Pentagon says U.S. won't intervene if ISIS prisoners escape during Turkish invasion

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Pentagon says U.S. won't intervene if ISIS prisoners escape during Turkish invasion
Turkish troops started crossing into Syria early Wednesday, in what appears to be the beginning of a threatened invasion of an area controlled by the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces, The Associated Press reports. The SDF, the main U.S. ally in the regional fight against the Islamic State, guards about 11,000 ISIS prisoners in more than 20 makeshift prison camps, and U.S. officials told The Washington Post that if the Kurds abandon the prisons to defend their territory from Turkey's invasion, the U.S. doesn't have the forces or mandate to intervene if ISIS militants escape. Turkey's incursion was preceded by President...
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