Car Bomb Detonates at Jail in Syria Holding IS Prisoners-Monitor, SDF

The New York Times 1 day ago

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)


Source link
Read also:
Reuters › 1 day ago
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.
The New York Times › 6 days ago
The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) has been "stabbed in the back" by a surprise U.S. statement on Monday that U.S. forces would not be involved in a Turkish operation in northern Syria, the SDF said.
Reuters › 6 days ago
The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) has been "stabbed in the back" by a surprise U.S. statement on Monday that U.S. forces would not be involved in a Turkish operation in northern Syria, the SDF said.
Reuters › 4 days ago
The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in northeast Syria clashed with Turkish forces along the border between them on Wednesday, a SDF military media official said.
The New York Times › 4 days ago
The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in northeast Syria clashed with Turkish forces along the border between them on Wednesday, a SDF military media official said.
Reuters › 2 days ago
A car bomb went off outside a restaurant in the Syrian Kurdish-controlled city of Qamishli on Friday, an official in the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said.
Business Insider › Politics › 2 days ago
A video released by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) reportedly shows prisoners escaping in the aftermath of an attack near Qamishli, Syria on Friday. Reports of the prison break or whether the prisoners were affiliated with ISIS have not been...
USA Today › 2 weeks ago
The British Royal Navy detonated a German World War II bomb and it was no easy task.
Reuters › 2 days ago
Five Islamic State militants broke out of a prison in northeast Syria on Friday after Turkish shelling nearby, a military media official in the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said.
The New York Times › 2 days ago
Five Islamic State militants broke out of a prison in northeast Syria on Friday after Turkish shelling nearby, a military media official in the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said.
Sign In

Sign in to follow sources and tags you love, and get personalized stories.

Continue with Google
OR