The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Ghuwayran attack latest updates | ISIS members cremated bodies of hostages in stove of the prison’s kitchen

SOHR sources have reported that the bodies of some people who were killed during ISIS attack on Ghuwayran prison in Al-Hasakah city, which lasted from January 20 to January 29, were buried before being identified, as ISIS members had deformed and desecrate the bodies of some of the prison’s guards and employees who were taken hostages, according to SOHR sources.


SOHR sources have confirmed that ISIS fighters have cremated the bodies of four hostages inside the stove in the kitchen of Ghuwayran prison. SOHR sources have also reported that the bodies were of young men from Ain Al-Arab city (Kobani), where their families could not identify each of them.


Meanwhile, the family of a member from Al-Darbasiyah refused to hold a funeral for a person, believed to be their son, as the family confirmed that their son had distinctive marks on his body and they could not find these marks on that body.


Moreover, nearly 40 families are waiting for results of DNA analyses, where samples have been sent to laboratories in Damascus.


Observatory sources have reported that most of the bodies, that were buried, where beheaded, and they were identified by their relatives who could recognise distinctive marks, including tattoos, scars and birthmarks.


On January 31, reliable sources informed the Syrian Observatory new details about the events that took place in Al-Sina’a prison in Al-Hasakah. The sources confirmed that ISIS members beheading dozens of prison guards and employees and burning their bodies. Some of these bodies were identified, mostly from Ain al-Arab (Kobani) and other areas in north and east Syria.


SOHR activists documented the death of 154 members of SDF security services and SDF-backed military formations, seven civilians, including collaborators with security services, and 346 ISIS fighters since the start of Ghuwayran prison break on January 20.