Kurdish fighters crush riot in Syrian prison
US, WASHINGTON (ORDO NEWS) — The fighters of the Kurdish forces from the Coalition for Democratic Syria (SDF) regained control of the prison, where prisoners of war are held, in the city of Hasek, which is the administrative center of the province of the same name.
This was announced on Sunday by the Pan-Arab television channel Al Mayadeen, broadcasting from Beirut .
According to him, the prison where the riot was raised is located in the Guweiran region. There are at least 3 thousand foreign mercenaries who previously fought in the ranks of the extremist group Islamic Stats.
They got there in the spring of 2019 after the Kurds defeated the IS outpost in El Baguz on the eastern bank of the Euphrates River.
According to the Kurdish news agency Firate, the prisoners tried to take the guards hostage and establish control over the prison. The SDF units arrived in time thwarted this plan and crushed the riot by using force, but four terrorists managed to escape. Kurdish fighters are now pursuing the fugitives with the support of American unmanned aerial vehicles.
The SDF command repeatedly suggested that the European states, from where a significant part of the IS mercenaries subsequently seized, arrived from Syria, take the terrorists and judge them at home, however, an agreement on this subject has not yet been reached. Families of captive mercenaries are held in the camp of El-Khol in the province of Hasek, where more than once unrest broke out.
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