October 13, 2019 / 8:05 AM / a month ago

Islamic State family members escape camp as Turkey-backed forces close in - Kurdish-led authority

BEIRUT (Reuters) - An offensive by Turkey and its Syrian allies is nearing a camp for displaced people in northern Syria holding thousands of members of “Islamic State families”, some of whom have managed to escape after the site was shelled, Kurdish officials said.

The shelling of the camp at Ain Issa north of Raqqa represented “support for the revival of the Daesh organisation once again”, the Kurdish-led administration for northern and eastern Syria said, referring to Islamic State militants.

Writing by Tom Perry; Editing by Mark Heinrich

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