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How attack on Kurdish-run prison in northeast Syria will affect Islamic State

The Islamic State launched a massive attack on a Kurdish-run prison in Hasakah in northeastern Syria with the aim of releasing about 5,000 inmates.
A woman stands by a metal fence at Roj camp that houses family members of people accused to belong to the Islamic State and who were relocated from al-Hol camp, in the countryside near al-Malikiyah, Hasakah province, Syria, Sept. 30, 2020.

The Islamic State (IS) launched an attack against Al-Sinaa prison in northeast Syria on the night of Jan 20-21. The prison, located in Hasakah’s Ghweran neighborhood, is run by the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).

Clashes then erupted between the SDF and IS militants around the prison, before spreading to other nearby areas. 

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