Five ISIS escapees from Syria’s Hasakah prison arrested

HASAKAH, Syria (North Press) – On Wednesday, the security forces arrested five Islamic State (ISIS) inmates who escaped from the al-Sina’a prison in Guweiran neighborhood in Hasakah governorate, northeastern Syria.

A security source told North Press that one of Guweiran residents informed that a group of suspects were present in a house in the neighborhood.

Anti-terror forces, the Internal Security Forces of North and East Syria (Asayish), and Community Protection Units (a civilian force) headed to the scene and encircled the house.

The house is near al-Aghawat Mosque on the outskirts of Guweiran.  

Four of ISIS escapees are Iraqi nationals and the fifth one is a Syrian citizen, the source said.

 “The ISIS escapees had suicide vests, machine guns, and bags with ISIS flags. The inmates surrendered without resistance,” the source said.  

On late Tuesday, the Asayish arrested two ISIS sleeper cells near Abyad road southwest of Hasakah.

Reporting by Jindar Abdulqader