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IS members embark in one-day disobedience in prison in al-Hasakah

Editing: Hazem Halak |
Translation: Nouha Salti
Publication date: 2020/05/04 08:51

Al-Hasakah - SMART

On Sunday, Islamic State members embarked in a one-day disobedience inside a prison of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the al-Sina’a neighborhood, the city of al-Hasakah, Northeastern Syria.

The SDF are 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 Islamic State and fought them in al-Raqqa, Deir al-Zor, Aleppo, and al-Hasakah in Northeastern Syria.

Kino Gabrielle, official SDF spokesman, stated that the IS members executed a one-day protest of disobedience, as they seized control of the prison and destroyed the doors of cells and corridors.

Gabrielle added that the prison in now back under the SDF’s control after negotiations between the IS members, the SDF, and the International Coalition forces.

The statement did not clarify the demands of the IS members during the negotiations, as SMART is trying to communicate with the SDF to obtain clarifications about the demands.

In Sept. 2018, the SDF released 17 IS prisoners from the Kurdish Autonomous Administration prisons in the al-Hasakah governorate.

On Sept. 20, 2018, the Kurdish Autonomous Administration revealed that it keeps about 500 IS members and 1,200 IS women and children, who are not from Syria, adding that it is pressuring their countries of origin to receive them.

The SDF detain thousands of IS members from different nationalities, who surrendered in battles of the al-Baghoz area in Deir al-Zor.