Syrian Democratic Forces thwart massive ISIS escape attempt from prison in Hasakah

HASAKAH, Syria — The threat of the Islamic State (ISIS) still lingers in North and East Syria as ISIS groups, from time to time, try to escape from their prisons Hasakah. On Thursday, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) of North and East Syria announced that special units of the SDF thwarted a massive escape of ISIS prisoners from Ghweran Prison in the city of Hasakah. The ISIS prisoners had dug a series of tunnels under the prison.

The prison is located on the outskirts of Ghweran neighborhood at Hasakah’s southern entrance and is one of the prisons in which the SDF holds thousands of ISIS detainees from over 50 countries.

In related news, a convoy of the U.S.-led International Coalition entered Syria from Iraq through the Al-Waleed Border Crossing.

One hundred trucks carrying equipment and huge cement walls arrived in Dayrik (Al-Malikiyah), northeast of Hasakah.

It was reported that the International Coalition intends to build a new base near the city of Dayrik.