US-backed Syrian forces capture IS prison after week-long offensive

Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) troops announced on Wednesday that they had regained control of the last section of a prison that was captured from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. [ISIS] The Terrorists. As they took over one of Syria’s largest detention centers, the nearly week-long assault by terrorists in Hassakeh in northern Syria came to an end. The prison housed several Islamic State (ISIS) extremists, as well as suspected members, residents and officials, The Arab Weekly reported.

“The whole prison is now under control,” said Farhad Shami, spokesman for the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces. “About 3,000 detainees surrendered,” he added, though it was not immediately clear how many of those who surrendered were minors.

During an armed offensive against the Islamic State that began last week, as many as 70 detainees were killed. ISIS operatives detonated a car bomb near the gates of the prison, sources told reporters on the spot, adding that the incident caused dozens of prisoners to flee from the facility to the nearby neighborhood from Ghweiran to al-Hassakeh. Earlier yesterday, the Syrian Democratic Forces advanced under cover of US-led coalition airpower in Ghwayran, Hasakah Governorate, and launched an attack against more than 100 ISIS operatives inside Ghwayran prison.

It remains unclear whether the prison break was part of a centrally coordinated operation, as its timing coincided with the attack in Iraq. Kurdish forces intelligence revealed that 89 ISIS terrorists were sheltering in the facility. As he targeted the area, 17 of his forces were killed in what is being called the deadliest riot in detention centers.

The US-led coalition carried out airstrikes; inmates and children released from prison cell

The US-led coalition carried out airstrikes in support of the SDF as it sought to halt the prison break, Pentagon. US coalition troops took over positions around the prison and US-led coalition forces were spotted overhead as counterattack measures by Kurdish forces began. ISIS sleeper cells have been involved in some of the deadliest and deadliest attacks against the SDF and Syrian Bashar-al-Assad government forces on the west bank of the Tigris.

“Attacking the detention center has been a top priority for ISIS for more than a year,” US State Department spokesman Ned Price said during a White House briefing. “It is a credit to the diligent and capable efforts of the SDF and Global Coalition forces to defeat ISIS that they were able to thwart many attacks during this period and limit the severity of this one. here,” he continued. “This attack underscores the importance and the need to fully fund the initiatives of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS aimed at improving the safe and humane detention of ISIS fighters, including by strengthening the security of detention centers This also underscores the urgent need for countries of origin to repatriate, rehabilitate, and prosecute, where appropriate, their nationals detained in northeast Syria,” he added.

US forces have long crushed ISIS’s territorial control and stronghold in Syria and Iraq, where the terror organization had declared its “caliphate”, but this week the SDF’s top military commander, Mazloum Abadi, informed the press that ISIS had activated and mobilized “its Farhad Shami, a spokesman for the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces, told reporters on the ground that dozens of ISIS militants were holed up in the prison facility As US-led Kurdish forces advanced, dozens of ISIS operatives As the number of terrorists captured by US-led coalition forces remains Uncertain, US-based Human Rights Watch says the SDF has around 12,000 ISIS-affiliated terrorists and 2,000-4,000 foreign men from nearly 50 countries so far.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that US-led forces, backed by Washington’s armored vehicles, surrounded the prison. Rami Abdurrahman, the head of the Observatory, said the SDF took over the buildings near the north wing of the prison after combing the area and capturing the ISIS operatives. Terrorists used detained children as human shields. The operation came as the Kurdish-led administration announced a week-long curfew in Hassakeh. The United States hailed the SDF’s response in neutralizing ISIS. “It is a credit to the diligent and competent efforts of the SDF and the Global Coalition to defeat the forces of the Islamic State that they were able to thwart many attacks during this period and limit the severity of this one. ci,” State Department spokesman Ned Price said in a statement. .

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