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JUST IN: @POTUS says US "has the worst of the ISIS prisoners but then warns, "Turkey and the Kurds must not let them escape. Europe should have taken them back after numerous requests. They should do it now..."
#ISIS #Syria #Turkey
@POTUS .@POTUS tweet raises a question-if the US has the worst #ISIS prisoners, how is it up to #Turkey or the #SDF to not let them escape?

Also who, if anyone, now is still guarding them? Top SDF commander called guard duty "not a priority" 2 days ago
@POTUS The #SDF had also ruled out talking or coordinating w/#Turkey on #ISIS detainees and now has a deal with #Syria and #Russia...
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#Libia 2 (la vendetta)

Gomez: ‘Salvini non è fascista, semmai è come Berlusconi. La Libia può fargli perdere elezioni’. Botta e risposta con Giannini

ilfattoquotidiano.it/2019/04/12/gom…
#Libia, acqua sporca e civili in fuga dalla guerra: #Oms teme epidemie

tgcom24.mediaset.it/mondo/libia-ac…
#Libia, quasi 10mila sfollati da inizio scontri. Calma a #Tripoli

tg24.sky.it/mondo/2019/04/…
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Where should we prosecute #foreignfighters? Some countries, like #Belgium, propose to have them prosecuted locally, or by an "international tribunal". This may not be the best option. Here is why. THREAD (based on an article I wrote in French, link below)
1)Foreign fighters have indeed committed crimes in the region, and could legitimately be prosecuted locally.HOWEVER, that applies only for Iraq (and crimes committed in Iraq). Many fighters are currently detained in #Syria. Not clear whether there is evidence against them in Iraq
2)Moreover, Iraqi trials have been deemed expedite and not up to international standards. Same for detention regimes. This is a moral and legal issue for #European governments. Bad detention conditions further increase risk of new "Guantanamos" or "Abu Ghraib"
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DEVELOPING: #ISIS force strength now may be close to its peak in 2015.
As of June 2018, estimated 28,600 to 31,600 #Daesh fighters in #Iraq #Syria per IG report

US intelligence estimates had 33,000 #ISIS fighters at group's peak in 2015

h/t @nickglavin
The same report says there are about 200 #ISIS fighters in #Philippines

media.defense.gov/2018/Aug/07/20…
#ISIS caliphate gone but it's foot soldiers remain-as many as 32,000 #Daesh in #Iraq #Syria per latest @DeptofDefense intel

At its peak US intel officials said ISIS boasted about 33,000 fighters
voanews.com/a/far-from-dea…
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1/ #German magazine .@DerSPIEGEL reports rising number of #xrw foreign fighters (2,500 now) joining Asow militia in #Ukraine to fight agst #Russia in current print issue.
2/ It is also reported Asow militia actively recruited openly during largest German #xrw concert in #Themar in July 2017. This shows how much underestimated the threat of #xrw foreign fighters compared to #jihadists is. Imagine outcry if #ISIS would openly recruit at a concert.
3/ And the issue is not new. German and other European #neonazis have for example fought in HOS militia in #Bosnian civil war. See this remarkable article featuring interviews with some of them. bit.ly/2yQrL8k
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