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IS members escape from Geweran prison in al-Hasakah

Editing: Hasan Borhan |
TranslationEditor: Glory Jabr |
Translation: Nouha Salti
Publication date: 2020/03/30 07:49

Al-Hasakah - SMART

On Sunday night, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) announced that Islamic State (IS) prisoners escaped from the Geweran prison in the city of al-Hasakah, Northeastern Syria, following a disobedience in the prison.

The SDF is mainly comprised of the Kurdish People's Protection Units in addition to Arab, Turkmen, and Assyrian/Syriac military factions. The SDF is supported by the United States-backed International Coalition against the IS and fought them in al-Raqqa, Deir al-Zor, Aleppo, and al-Hasakah in Northeastern Syria.

Mustafa Bali, the SDF spokesman, twitted, “A disobedience occurred in a prison in al-Hasakah, in which we keep IS (Daesh) members and the situation is still unstable, as the prisoners destroyed walls and broke doors in the prison.” Bali added that several IS members managed to escape.  

Bali also said that the SDF sent reinforcements from Anti-Terror Units in order to control the situation.

The SDF detains thousands of IS members from different nationalities, these members surrendered in recent battles against the IS in the al-Baghuz area in Deir al-Zor.

Earlier, the SDF called on countries to reclaim their citizens who joined the IS and who are detained in SDF prisons, but the SDF did not receive needed response.