A minimum of 18 Kurdish security forces, including guards, were killed in a continuous Islamic State group attack on a Syrian prison housing countless believed jihadists, a war monitor stated Friday.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights display, which counts on a network of sources inside Syria, likewise said at least 16 IS jihadists were killed in the clashes.The combating was activated by an IS attack Thursday night on the Ghwayran jail, said the Britain-based Observatory.” The variety of those killed among Kurdish internal security forces and jail guards stands at 18,” the Observatory said, calling it the biggest such attack because the IS proto-state was stated beat in 2019. The war display stated the dead were not formally affiliated with the Syrian Democratic Forces– the semi-autonomous Kurdish administrations defacto army.Ghwayran jail in the northeast Syria city of Hassakeh holds around 3,500 suspected IS members, consisting of some of the groups senior management, according to the Observatory.Fridays battles came amid ongoing efforts by IS detainees to leave from the facility, according to the display and Kurdish forces.The SDF on Friday said it was “dealing with a 2nd mass jail break attempt by IS militants,” following an earlier attempt the previous night.” Our forces have surrounded a big group of militants that tried to escape,” it said, without acknowledging casualties amongst Kurdish security forces.IS militants stationed in a neighbourhood near the prison “are opening heavy fire in an effort to bolster hope of inmates inside the jail,” the SDF statement included.( AFP).
Released on: 21/01/2022 – 11:47