Erdogan says reports of escaped Islamic State prisoners “disinformation” -Anadolu

Reuters | Oct 13, 2019 at 4:24 PM

ANKARA, Oct 13 (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday dismissed reports that Islamic State prisoners in northeastern Syria had escaped as a result of Turkey's offensive in the region, saying they were "disinformation" aimed at provoking the West.

The Kurdish-led administration in northern Syria said on Sunday that 785 foreigners affiliated with Islamic State had managed to escape a camp where they were being held following Turkish shelling on Sunday.