ISIS most violent attack in three years | Nine killed in Ghuwayran prison attack in Al-Hasakah • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

ISIS most violent attack in three years | Nine killed in Ghuwayran prison attack in Al-Hasakah

Al-Hasakah province: Reliable sources have informed SOHR that nine persons have been killed in the violent attacks that have been launched in the vicinity of Ghuwayran prison in Al-Hasakah since Thursday night.


The deaths included six ISIS fighters and two members of the Internal Security Forces (Asayish) and at least one civilian.


On the other hand, the military forces arrested two out of five ISIS fighters who had escaped from the prison in the riots, amid unknown fate of the three others, whose identities and nationalities remained unknown. Also, it is not known if the escapees were fighters or commanders.  


On the other hand, SDF military forces, backed by International Coalition aircraft, continued combing the vicinity of the prison and the nearby neighbourhoods, amid sound of gunfire in the region.


It is worth noting that this is the most violent and largest attack on populated areas since elimination of ISIS as a controlling power in March 2019.


Earlier today, SOHR sources reported that five ISIS members escaped from Ghuwayran prison in Al-Hasakah, amid violent clashes in the region in the past few hours. It is not known whether the security forces arrested the escaped members or they were hiding in the surrounding areas or fled to other places.


Meanwhile, tensions was rising in the vicinity of the prison, Al-Zohour neighbourhood and its surrounding areas, amid ongoing clashes between ISIS cells and the military forces in the region. Also, the military forces continued combing the areas in an attempt to control the security situation, while large military reinforcement was brought in to the region, amid ongoing flights by the International Coalition aircraft which sporadically targeted the vicinity of the prison with machineguns.


Moreover, two people were killed in the ongoing clashes in the vicinity of the prison in Al-Hasakah city. However, it is not known yet whether they were civilians or ISIS members.


It is worth noting that this was the largest and most violent attack of its kind in the prison which hosts ISIS prisoners.

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