Firefighter martyred in the prison attack in Hesekê
Last night, a coordinated mass breakout attempt took place from Hesekê’s Sina detention centre in the Ghweiran district, where around 5,000 ISIS members are held.
A firefighter was killed and another was injured during an ISIS attack on the Hesekê prison last night.
ISIS mercenaries also targeted the truck that extinguished the fire that broke out in the vicinity of the Ghweiran Prison on Thursday night, 20 January.
According to Hesekê Canton Council sources, firefighter Mihemed Mehmûd El-Ebid died and Eymen El-Mislêh was injured.
Late on Thursday evening, a coordinated mass breakout attempt took place from Hesekê’s Sina detention centre in the Xiwêran (Ghweiran) district, where around 5,000 supporters and members of the terrorist organisation "Islamic State" are being held. The ISIS tried to storm the detention centre from the outside, while a riot broke out inside. The attack and uprising were thwarted by the Internal Security Forces (Asayîş). While heavy fighting then ensued, the attackers and some prisoners who had managed to break out fled to the nearby residential district of Zihûr (Al-Zohour). The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which had arrived in the evening to provide support, sealed off the neighbourhood and the area around Sina prison with a wide security corridor. After the attack, the SDF and Asayish maintained control around the prison.
In the meantime, the SDF announced on Friday that 89 mercenaries who tried to escape from prison have been captured. Earlier today, the SDF killed 5 attackers, including a Chinese.
Sporadic clashes with ISIS sleeper cells are continuing in the areas in the west of the prison and at some locations in the north.