Europeans among 700 Islamic State hostages seized in Syria, says Putin

18 Octobre, 2018, 20:04 | Auteur: Anatole Charbonneau
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But, as Lucas Tomlinson reports, the fight is far from over.

Several U.S. and European citizens were taken hostage by the Islamic State in Syria earlier this week, according to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The jihadi group is holding their prisoners captive somewhere south of the Euphrates River in the war-torn nation.

"We have no concept of a preemptive strike", Putin told a forum of worldwide experts in the southern city of Sochi in response to a question from the audience.

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'They have issued ultimatums, specific demands and warned that if these ultimatums are not met they will execute 10 people every day.

'The day before yesterday they executed 10 people, ' Putin said, adding: 'This is just terrible, it is a catastrophe'.

ISIS fighters attacked the refugee camp in Syria's Deir-al Zor province last week, and kidnapped some 130 families, including several US and European nationals.

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