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.