Administration of North and East Syria provides resources to displaced from Ghweran and al-Zohour neighborhoods in Hasakah, Syrian regime arrests them

NORTH AND EAST SYRIA — The brutal attack launched by Islamic State (ISIS) cells last Thursday on Al-Sina’a prison in the Ghweran neighborhood of Hasaka, North and East Syria and the spread of terrorists throughout adjacent neighborhoods, has led to a large wave of displacement. Residents of Ghweran and al-Zohour neighborhoods fled their homes to escape from ISIS fighters who took citizens as human shields, killing some of them.

The institutions of the Democratic Autonomous Administration (DAA) of North and East Syria rushed to secure the necessary supplies and medical services for more than 350 displaced people from 65 families.

The DAA provided the displaced with food, water, winter clothes, warm shelters, blankets, lighting, and heaters. A mobile clinic equipped with medical supplies and an ambulance to treat patients and provide medical services to them was also set up.

Farhad Hamo, the Co-Chair of the DAA Organizations Affairs Office, explained that the displaced could not obtain the required level of aid from relief organizations and that what was provided to the displaced came through local community efforts.

Meanwhile, the forces of the Syrian regime reportedly arrested a large number of displaced young men who fled from the ISIS attack and headed towards the regime controlled neighborhoods of the so-called Security Square.

Some young men were taken to the State Security detachment on charges of belonging to ISIS and others on charges of collaborating with the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).

As the operation to regain control of the prison and clear the surrounding neighborhoods wraps up, the SDF reported a night operation managed to free a number of prison employees and security personnel taken captive and trapped inside the prison on Monday evening.

According to the SDF, 550 ISSI detainees were arrested outside the prison walls.