The Hunt: ISIS fighters bribe their way out of prison

Rubbles from destroyed buildings are scattered following the earthquake in Samandag, southern Turkey, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2023. Survivors of the earthquake that jolted Turkey and Syria 15 days ago, killing tens of thousands of people and leaving hundreds of thousands of others homeless, dealt with more trauma and loss Tuesday after another deadly quake and aftershocks rocked the region. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)

Months ago, when devastating earthquakes struck Turkey and Syria, another major development took place. A number of ISIS fighters were able to bribe their way, using U.S. dollars, out of prisons in the region.

On this week’s episode of “The Hunt with WTOP national security correspondent JJ Green”, Dr. Hans-Jakob Schindler says the money they used to escape likely came from a fund, via a refugee camp, left over from the now-defunct ISIS caliphate.

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