ISIS attacks al-Sina’ah prison in Hasakah
ISWNews Analysis Group: ISIS terrorists detonated two car bombs and attacked al-Sina’ah prison in Hasakah city, setting off an operation to free ISIS prisoners.
On January 20, at around 8 pm local time, a number of ISIS operatives blew up two car bombs near al-Sina’a prison in the city of Hasakah and attempted to flee ISIS elements inside the prison. Simultaneously with the attack, ISIS prisoners also revolted, and a significant number of them managed to escape, two of whom were killed by guards while escaping from prison.
Minutes later, US coalition helicopters flew around the prison, and YPG internal security forces and the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) completely surrounded the prison, thwarting the efforts of 89 ISIS prisoners to escape en masse.
Currently clashes between ISIS and YPG and SDF continued on the outskirts of al-Sina’ah prison.
So far, four people were killed, including three civilians, and seven YPG internal security personnel and a journalist were injured in the clashes. The SDF claimed have killed 22 ISIS terrorists in today’s clashes in Hasakah.
Al-Sina’ah Prison is located on the southern side of the city of Hasakah and houses nearly 5,000 ISIS prisoners of various nationalities.