Syrian children play outside in Al-Hasakah Province, Syria, Feb. 12, 2019. Continued efforts of the Coalition and its partners maintain peace and stability in the region. (U.S. Army Photo by Staff Sgt. Ray Boyington)

ISIS Detainees Attempt Second Jailbreak at SDF-Held Prison in Northeast Syria

Suspected Islamic State detainees at a prison in the northeast Syrian city of Hasakah staged a second major jailbreak attempt on Saturday evening. The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which provides security for the region, announced a day later that the situation was under control.

The incident occurred “inside one of the largest prisons in which ISIS terrorists are held in al-Hasakah Governorate,” SDF spokesperson Kino Gabriel said Sunday. Members of the extremist group staged “large-scale disobedience” inside the facility, managing to fully control its interior “after they removed the dormitory and corridors doors.”

The authorities deployed counter-terrorist and special forces to contain the situation, Gabriel said.

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