BEIRUT — A car bomb exploded overnight at a prison holding Islamic State detainees in the city of Hasaka in northeastern Syria, forcing Syrian Kurdish-led security forces to send reinforcements to prevent an escape, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
An official with the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) confirmed the report in an SDF-run WhatsApp group.
On Friday, the SDF said five Islamic State militants broke out of a prison in Qamishli after Turkish shelling nearby.
Also on Friday, women affiliated with Islamic State attacked security offices with sticks and stones during large-scale unrest at a camp where they are being held in the same region of Syria, a Syrian Kurdish official said.
A Kurdish official said this week that Islamic State detainees could break out of detention as Kurdish-led security forces confront a new Turkish offensive in northern Syria and their ability to guard detainees is weakened.
(Reporting by Tom Perry; Editing by Angus MacSwan)