Fact-checking Trump’s claim that escaped ISIS prisoners were ‘largely recaptured’

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump said in a speech Wednesday morning that the ISIS prisoners who escaped in Syria have been “largely recaptured.”

His anti-ISIS envoy, James Jeffrey, testified about an hour earlier that he does not know the whereabouts of the escaped prisoners.
“We do not know where they are,” Jeffrey, who serves as both Special Envoy for the Global Coalition To Defeat ISIS and as Special Representative for Syria Engagement, told the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
Jeffrey said the number of escapees is “now over a hundred.”

Article URL : https://www.cnn.com/2019/10/24/politics/fact-check-isis-prisoners-escaped-trump-jeffrey/index.html

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