Pentagon Unaware of US Hostages Taken Near Syria’s Deir Ez-Zor

Pentagon Unaware of US Hostages Taken Near Syria’s Deir Ez-Zor

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The US Department of Defense has no information regarding US nationals being taken hostage near the Syrian city of Deir Ez-Zor, Pentagon spokesperson Cmdr. Sean Robertson told Sputnik. Earlier on Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Daesh* terrorists had recently begun expanding their presence on the left bank of the Euphrates river in Syria, taking nearly 700 people hostage, including citizens of the United States and European countries.

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