SDF blocks roads to prison houses ISIS in Syria’s Hasakah

HASAKAH, Syria (North Press) – On Wednesday evening, Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and Internal Security Forces of North and East Syria (Asayish) blocked all the roads leading to al-Sina’a prison in Ghuweiran neighborhood, south of Hasakah, northeast Syria.

The Sina’a Prison houses thousands of ISIS detainees, who were arrested by SDF during the years of the war against the extremist organization.

The closure coincided with intense flight of helicopters, believed to be of the US-led Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS.

Neither SDF nor Asayish have not commented on the reason behind the closure.

Early in September, ISIS detainees in the same prison carried out a riot amid a security cordon imposed by the Rapid Intervention Forces of the SDF in the vicinity of the area.

North Press correspondent then said the demands of the ISIS detainees were limited to clarifying their fate and whether they will be tried or not?

On June 29, a similar case of disobedience occurred in that prison. Similar disobedience happened in March and May, too.

The SDF demand the establishment of prisons with good infrastructure, which will allow the possibility of securing better protection for the prison.

The Operation Inherent Resolve of the Global Coalition said last April that it had delivered equipment to the Syrian Democratic Forces, to protect the prison to face any riots.

Reporting by Jindar Abdulqader