October 11, 2019 / 9:22 AM / 4 days ago

Putin warns jailed militants may escape amid Turkey's Syria operation - Ifax

MOSCOW, Oct 11 (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin warned on Friday that Islamic State militants held in northeast Syria could escape from jail as a result of a Turkish military operation there, the Interfax news agency reported.

Speaking during a visit to Turkmenistan, Putin said he was unsure if Turkey could keep the situation under control, Interfax reported. (Reporting by Anton Kolodyazhnyy; writing by Tom Balmforth; editing by Andrew Osborn)

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