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U.S. Dismisses Vladimir Putin’s Claims That ISIS Has Taken 700 People Hostage in Syria

Officials in the United States have dismissed claims by Vladimir Putin that ISIS has taken 700 people hostage in Syria and will execute 10 of them a day.

The Russian President claimed the people including Europeans and US Nationals were taken from an a refugee camp in an area backed by US Forces.

He said during a discussion forum in Sochi: “They have issued ultimatums, specific demands and warned that if these ultimatums are not met, they will execute 10 people every day.”

However the Pentagon has cast doubt on the claims saying it has “no information supporting the large number of hostages alleged by President Putin and we are skeptical of its accuracy.”

Read more at the Evening Standard

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