The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Ongoing combing operations | Two ISIS fighters killed in Ghuwayran neighbourhood

Al-Hasakah province: SOHR activists have documented the death of two ISIS fighters who were hiding inside houses, in light of the ongoing combing operations by Security Forces in Ghuwayran neighbourhood southern of Al-Hasakah.

According to SOHR sources, the Security Forces arrested more workers and guards of the prison, amid ongoing intelligence investigations around the assault on Ghuwayran prison.

Earlier today, Syrian Observatory activists reported seeing an ongoing return of large numbers of the people of Ghuwayran and Al-Zuhur neighborhoods to their homes in Al-Hasakah city.
Those families were displaced in the light of the military operation in Ghuwayran- Al-Sina’a prison at the southern entrance to Al-Hasakah.
This development coincided with the ongoing combing operations conducted by military forces in the neighbourhoods surrounding the prison.
This came after four days of the surrender of the last ISIS group and their emir in Al-Sina’a prison and the completion of military operations.

SOHR activists have reported that the 77 bodies found on January 30, have been identified as follows:
• 39 ISIS fighters
• 38 Security forces

SOHR confirmed that the death toll keeps rising, amid finding more bodies from both sides. Accordingly, the total death toll since the start of Ghuwayran prison break on January 20 evening has reached 450: 307 ISIS fighters, seven civilians and 136 members of Asayish Forces, prison guards, counter-terrorism forces and SDF and three collaborators of SDF and Security Forces.

However, 60 dead bodies have remained unidentified.

The Syrian Observatory asserts that this death toll is not definitive and is expected to rise further in light of the ongoing combing campaigns, as more bodies are expected to be found. In addition, there are many people who have sustained serious injuries.