ISIS Prisoners Stage New Riot in Hasakah

ISIS Prisoners in Hassakeh have stages yet another prison riot, forcing the SDF to deploy fighters reports Enab Baladi.

Islamic State (ISIS) prisoners in northeastern Syria staged another riot in al-Sanaa Prison in Hassakeh governorate’s Ghweiran neighborhood, the Self-Administration said. 

The Hassakeh Media Center, which is affiliated with the Self-Administration, reported that on May 3, 2020, the prison saw a new riot. 

Video footage showed the arrival of Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and Coalition military reinforcements to the al-Sanaa Prison to contain the insurrection. 

Local news site North Press Agency meanwhile reported that Coalition planes flew over the prison as news emerged of the riot inside. 

Al-Sanaa prison, in the Ghweiran arera, contains about 5,000 SDF-held ISIS prisoners, most of whom are foreign nationals. 

The Asayish, who serve as the security force for the People’s Protection Units (YPG), have yet to comment on the prison riot. 

ISIS prisoners carried out a two-day riot in the prison one month ago. A number of them were able to escape the prison before being arrested in a joint operation with the Coalition. 

 

This article was translated and edited by The Syrian Observer. The Syrian Observer has not verified the content of this story. Responsibility for the information and views set out in this article lies entirely with the author.

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