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Trump threatens to release thousands of ISIS members in Europe

Summary of Disinformation

US president Donald Trump threatened to release thousands of members of the Islamic State terrorist group captured in Syria in Europe if European countries don’t take them back.

Disproof

This is a deliberate distortion of Donald Trump's words, who on February 2019 requested "Britain, France, Germany and other European allies to take back over 800 ISIS fighters [...] captured in Syria and put them on trial", warning that otherwise the US forces would be "forced to release them". But he didn't threaten to do that in Europe.

This is part of the recurrent Russian narrative about a US instrumentalisation of jihadist groups in the Middle East. You can see other examples of it here, here, here and here.

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Reported in: Issue 159
Date: 02.08.2019
Language: Spanish, Castilian
Country: Iraq, Europe, Syria
Keywords: Daesh
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Sputnik Spanish
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