Security forces foil new prison escape attempt by ISIS in Hesekê
The security forces of the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria have foiled an attempt to break out of the Sina prison in Hesekê.
The security forces of the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (Asayîş) thwarted an attempt to break out of Sina prison in Hesekê on Thursday.
Clashes have broken out outside the building complex with alleged henchmen of the inmates, and the men are being sought. The unknown blew up several diesel barrels on the premises of an oil company. The explosion caused flaming pressure waves, but according to previous information, no one was injured.
The Sina prison in the industrial area of the Xiwêran (Ghweiran) district houses more than 5,000 supporters as well as members of the terrorist organization Islamic State from around fifty countries, including highly dangerous IS mercenaries.
According to the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), Thursday's incident was a "failed attempt to free" the prisoners, which was probably carried out by sleeper cells of the jihadist militia. Because at the same time as what was happening outside the prison walls, unrest broke out in the building, which, however, was quickly contained.