The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Ongoing security chaos | Seven members of ISIS escape from prison controlled by “Al-Sultan Murad” faction within “Euphrates Shield” area

Aleppo province: SOHR sources have reported that seven prisoners of ISIS escaped from a prison in Al-Ra’i town in eastern Aleppo countryside, within the “Euphrates Shield” area.
The prison is controlled by pro-Turkey faction “Al-Sultan Murad” and it hosts members of ISIS, while it is not known if the prisoners were smuggled by those who responsible for the prison.
It is worth noting that the escaped prisoners are accused of carrying out assassinations operations inclining assassinations of journalists within “Euphrates Shield” area.

On February 7, SOHR source reported that nearly 20 ISIS members managed to escape from the notorious prison of Raju, aka the “Black Prison,” in northern Aleppo, with the help of the prison’s officials and guards.
According to SOHR sources, the escapees had paid sums of money estimated to be 1,000 USD up to 10,000 USD a member in return for being helped to escape.
It is worth noting that Raju prison hosts tens of detainees from Afrin canton, who had been arrested for “dealing with Kurdish forces.”
The prison is located near the Syria-Turkey border, while a large number of security forces are deployed on the entrances of Raju district; this proves that those prisoners managed to escape only with the help of officials and guards of the prison.
It is worth noting that an Algerian ISIS commander, who is in charge of the cause of ISIS prisoners in “Euphrates Shield” and “Olive Branch” areas, is implicated in helping prisoners to escape in return for large sums of money.