The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (OSDH), which has a comprehensive resource network in Syria, did not immediately report the victims of this rare attack in the Syrian Kurdish-controlled city of Hasake.
Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), dominated by Kurdish militants, continued their fight against ISIS, confirming the attack on the Quran prison, one of Syria’s largest home jihadists, but the jihadists did not escape.
According to OSDH, a car bomb had exploded at an entrance to the prison, and a second bomb had exploded before IS jihadists attacked Kurdish security forces guarding the prison.
“Many prisoners were able to escape,” the NGO said.
OSDH Director Rami Abdel Rahman told AFP that Quern was one of the largest detention centers for IS militants in war-torn Syria since 2011.
“The escape attempt of the Dash (Arabic abbreviation for ISIS) terrorists who were imprisoned in Hasakeh took place after the explosion and the car bombing,” the SDF said in a statement. “Members of the ISIS sleeper cell sprouted from the surrounding area and clashed with Kurdish security forces,” they continued.
The FDS sent reinforcements to the prison and blocked the area, OSDH said.
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