Putin says Islamic State has seized 700 hostages in Syria

After nuclear holocaust we’ll go to heaven as martyrs attackers will die as sinners – Putin

After nuclear holocaust we’ll go to heaven as martyrs attackers will die as sinners – Putin

Speaking in the Black Sea resort city of Sochi, Putin said the hostages were seized in part of Syria controlled by US-backed forces, and that there had been an ultimatum promising to execute 10 people every day.

The hostages were reportedly taken on October 13.

At an global policy forum in Sochi on Thursday, Putin said "they have been recently expanding their area and took about 130 families hostage, which accounts for about 700 people".

TASS added that about 130 families were kidnapped then, and taken to the city of Hajin.

"Nobody else has high precision hypersonic arms", Putin said today, according to the BBC.

"The Islamic State will execute a hostage every day until their demands are met".

Es'haq Al-e-Habib, the Iranian deputy ambassador to the United Nations, said on Wednesday that the US must withdraw from Syria and stop supporting terrorism.

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday thanked Turkey for its efforts in the northwestern Idlib province of Syria.

Putin said his meeting with Trump in Helsinki in July was positive and they had a "normal, professional dialogue" even though their exchange brought strong criticism from Trump.

"While we have confirmed that there was an attack on an IDP (internally displaced persons) camp near (Deir az-Zour) last week, we have no information supporting the large number of hostages alleged by President Putin and we are skeptical of its accuracy", said Commander Sean Robertson, a Pentagon spokesman.

"We are also unaware of any USA nationals located in that camp", Robertson added.

Russian Federation and Iran have staunchly supported Syrian President Bashar Assad's government, helping turn the tide of the conflict in its favor.

The weapons were given after it was reported Assad aims to increase his regional allies.

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