The 700 hostages are captured in Syria by ISIS include US and European citizens and are being killed off 10 people a day, Russian President Vladimir Putin said during the Valdai Discussion Club’s 15th Annual Meeting on October 18.
He also criticized US forces for “catastrophic” failure. He added that the terrorists “have delivered ultimatums and made certain demands, threatening … to shoot ten people every day.”
According to Putin, the terrorists already started carrying out their threats and executed ten hostages two days ago.
“Some US and European citizens are among the hostages,” the president said adding that “everyone is silent … as if nothing has happened.”
On October 17, the Russian news agency TASS reported citing a military diplomatic source that 700 hostages were captured by ISIS in the Syrian province of Deir Ezzor during a failed advance by the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces and the US-led coalition.