Dozens Killed in ISIS Assault On A Syrian Jail To Free Fighters

Over 30 people were killed during clashes between the Islamic State group (ISIS) fighters and Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) after the former attacked a prison housing its fighters in northeast Syria on Thursday night, a war monitor said on Friday.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights Monitor said that 18 Kurdish security forces and 16 ISIS fighters were killed during the attack on the Ghwayran prison which housed thousands of ISIS militants.

According to the observatory, Ghwayran held up to 3,500 suspected ISIS fighters and that the recent attack was ISIS’s largest operation in Syria since the defeat of its self-proclaimed caliphate in March 2019.

Political experts warned that ISIS is regrouping in both Syria and Iraq, and already the UN reported in 2021 that around 10,000 fighters remain active in the two countries.


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