Tuesday, 24 May, 2022
E-paper

Nearly 40 jihadists killed in clashes after Syria prison attack: monitor

Nearly 40 jihadists killed in clashes after Syria prison attack: monitor

Nearly 40 Islamic State group fighters were killed in fierce clashes with Kurdish security forces following a jihadist attack on a prison in northeastern Syria, a war monitor said Friday.

The 39 jihadists were killed in battles in and around Ghwayran prison in the city of Hasakeh as Kurdish security forces attempted to thwart a mass jailbreak, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.