“So we have thousands of ISIS fighters that we want Europe to take and let’s see if they take them…And if they don’t take them then we’ll probably have to release them to Europe,” US President Donald Trump reportedly said. I this latest after ISIS news the US is saying what it has been saying since Munich earlier this year, Europe needs to take back the hundreds or thousands of EU member state citizens held in Syria.
At the same time the US is thinking about reducing support for stabilization.
This means you also have 15,000 or so estimated ISIS members and fighters in Syria and that they are a threat that could increase.
There are 2,000 or so foreign ISIS fighters held in Syria. One of them was revealed to also be an Israeli citizen.