Syrian Democratic Forces spokesperson Kino Gabriel on ISIS prison riot: Situation is under our control

Hasaka – On Sunday ISIS prisoners rioted in Geweran prison in Hasaka city. ISIS prisoners destroyed cell doors and dug tunnels under their cells. The spokesman for the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) Kino Gabriel said in a statement to the press that no ISIS prisoners escaped and that the SDF secured Geweran prision in Hasaka and ended the uprising.

SDF Spokesman Kin Gabriel in his statement said:

“On Sunday, March 29th, 2020, a mutiny took place in a prison where ISIS terrorists are detained in the city of Hasaka. ISIS terrorists managed to sabotage and remove the internal doors of the cells, create holes in the dormitory walls, and control the ground floor of the prison. On this basis, the SDF anti-terror forces interfered directly, ended the ongoing disobedience, and secured the center and all the detainees inside it. We confirm that there are no escape incidents of the detainees, and that the situation in the detention center is completely under control.

These incidents once again confirm the ability of the SDF to secure ISIS terrorists, but also shows the need for more support from the international community and the international coalition against ISIS, in order to provide maximum protection to detention centers and camps that contain ISIS terrorists and their family members.”

Spokesman of Operation Inherent Resolve against ISIS, colonel Myles Caggins remarked on Twitter that the Coalition assisted its SDF partners with aerial surveillance as they quelled the uprising at Hasaka detention facility.

The facility holds low-level Syrian and foreign ISIS members. The SDF has detained the ISIS fighters under very difficult circumstances. Turkey invaded North & East Syria last year October in order to bring down the established Administration while European countries hope the problem will go away by itself or that the involved powers solve the problem for them while they hold off taking back their European ISIS fighters.