- The Washington Times - Tuesday, April 30, 2019

President Trump said Tuesday the United States is trying to decide what to do with almost 2,000 Islamic State, or ISIS, prisoners of war, adding that European countries are providing no help.

“We have 1,800 ISIS Prisoners taken hostage in our final battles to destroy 100% of the Caliphate in Syria. Decisions are now being made as to what to do with these dangerous prisoners. European countries are not helping at all, even though this was very much done for their benefit,” Mr. Trump tweeted.

“They are refusing to take back prisoners from their specific countries. Not good,” he added.

A video surfaced Monday of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi re-emerging for the first time in five years in a crude jihadi video to declare that his global terrorist organization is far from dead.

Guy Taylor and Carlo Muñoz contributed to this article.

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