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Syria’s Kurdish-led forces advance into Islamic State prison

Syrian Kurdish-led fighters have advanced slowly into the Hasakah prison amid reports of hostages.
Syria Hasakah

Kurdish-led fighters freed nine hostages on Tuesday after entering northeast Syria’s largest prison holding Islamic State detainees the day prior.

Fighters from the multi-ethnic Syrian Democratic Forces began clearing cell blocks on the fifth day of a US-backed siege of the prison after calling via loudspeaker for IS detainees inside to surrender.

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