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            The Islamic State group attacked a Kurdish-run jail in northeastern Syria on Thursday, freeing fellow jihadists, a war monitor reported without specifying how many escaped. 
A car bomb hit the entrance to Ghwayran prison and a second explosion erupted nearby before Islamic State jihadists attacked Kurdish security forces manning the facility, the Greater Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. Brittany.
IS attacks Syria prison, freeing jihadists

The Islamic State group attacked a Kurdish-run jail in northeastern Syria on Thursday, freeing fellow jihadists, a war monitor reported without specifying how many escaped.

A car bomb hit the entrance to Ghwayran prison and a second explosion erupted nearby before Islamic State jihadists attacked Kurdish security forces manning the facility, the Greater Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. Brittany.

“Several prisoners managed to escape,” said the Observatory, which relies on a network of sources inside Syria. He did not specify how they managed to escape.

Ghwayran is one of the largest facilities housing Islamic State fighters in northeast Syria, Observatory head Rami Abdul Rahman told AFP.

The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces confirmed the rare attack in a statement, but did not mention any fleeing prisoners.

“A new insurgency and attempted escape by Daesh terrorists held in Ghwayran prison in al-Hasaka along with a car bomb explosion,” he said, using an Arabic acronym for IS.

He attributed the attack to “Daesh sleeper cells, who infiltrated from the surrounding neighborhoods and clashed with the internal Security Forces.”

The Observatory said that the SDF sent reinforcements to the prison and cordoned off the area.

Aircraft belonging to the international coalition led by the United States fighting the Islamic State flew over the facility and dropped flares in its vicinity, the monitor added.

The coalition was not immediately available for comment.

The Islamic State group’s self-proclaimed caliphate, established starting in 2014, once spanned vast parts of Syria and Iraq and ruled over millions of people.

A long and deadly military struggle led by Syrian and Iraqi forces backed by the United States and other powers finally defeated the jihadist proto-state in March 2019.

IS remnants have mostly returned to their desert hideouts from where they continue to harass the Syrian government and allied forces.

Source Credit: TheGuardian

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