Equipment seized from a captured ISIS commander in Deir Ezzor, Syria, on Oct. 7, 2019. (SDF photo)

Top Kurdish General: Watching Over ISIS Prisoners Now a ‘Second Priority’

Syrian opposition fighters assigned to guard thousands of ISIS captives are rushing to the border ahead of an expected attack by Turkish forces, a top Kurdish general told NBC News Monday.

General Mazloum Kobani Abdi, commander of the Syrian Democratic Forces, said watching over the ISIS prisoners locked up in Syria is a “second priority” now that the U.S. has cleared the way for a Turkish assault likely targeting the mostly Kurdish forces along the border.

“This is a very big problem,” Mazloum told NBC News. “Nobody has helped in this regard.”

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