Putin says ISIS took 700 hostages in Syria

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Russian President Vladimir Putin

(Worthy News) - President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Islamic State militants had seized nearly 700 hostages in part of Syria controlled by U.S.-backed forces and issued an ultimatum promising to execute 10 people every day.

Speaking in the Black Sea resort city of Sochi, Putin said the hostages included several U.S. and European nationals, adding that Islamic State was expanding its control in territory controlled by U.S. and U.S.-backed forces. [ Source: Jerusalem Post (Read More...) ]

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2 thoughts on “Putin says ISIS took 700 hostages in Syria

  1. Putin didn't get to where he is now, twice so far, without knowing how to play on the public's emotions.

    When did we ever hear of President Putin siding with underdogs (esp US and EU "underdogs" aka victims) before?

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