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T Nuthethy Day Futures in . Saturday, January 22, the clashes continue between the Islamic State (EI) group and the Kurdish forces in northeastern Syria, as a result of a magnitude jihadist attack. The provisional assessment reports more than 70 deaths. Since March 2011, the war in Syria has made about 500,000 deaths and displaced millions of people.
According to the Syrian Observatory of Human Rights (), at least 28 members of the Kurdish Security Forces, 5 civilians and 45 EI fighters have been killed since the beginning of the attack against prison From Ghwayran, one of the biggest prisons housing jihadists in Syria. The EI launched an assault in the night from Thursday to Friday against this prison, located in the city of Hassaké, which houses some 3,500 suspected members of the EI, among which group leaders.
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the prison encircled by the Kurdish forces
always according to the NGO, the jihadists seized the weapons they had found in the armory of the center of detention. The prison would have been encircled by the Kurdish forces with the support of the International Coalition and the hundreds of EI prisoners were arrested. Dozens of detainees have managed to flee following this attack, the most important since the EI defeat in 2019 in Syria.
The fights take place on the north side of the prison, according to Farhad Shami, the spokesman for the Syrian Democratic Forces (FDS), dominated by Kurdish fighters. This evokes an "exceptional situation inside and around" of the penitentiary establishment. On Friday, the Jihadist group claimed the attack against the prison indicating that the purpose of this operation was "to release prisoners".
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The EI leads deadly attacks
many prisons in the Syrian areas controlled by the Kurds, where a large part of the old "army" of the EI is Inmate, were at the origin of the schools, so they are poorly adapted to keep detainees over long periods. According to the Kurdish authorities, which control vast areas of Northern Syria, some 12,000 jihadists of more than 50 nationalities are held in prisons under their control.
In the first line in the fight against the EI, the FDS, supported by the international coalition, have defeated in 2019 the jihadist group in Syria by chasing it from its last stronghold of Baghouz in the province of Deir Ezzor (East). Despite its defeat, the EI leads deadly attacks, particularly in the vast Syrian desert, which extends from the central province of Homs to that of Deir Ezzor, at the border with the.
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