AANES reveals damage caused by ISIS attack in Syria’s Hasakah

HASAKAH, Syria (North Press) – The attack launched by the Islamic State Organization (ISIS) sleeper cells on Hasakah-based al-Sina’a prison, northeast Syria, destroyed 120 houses in the vicinity of the prison, 62 of which were completely leveled and 58 were partially damaged, an official of the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (AANES) told North Press on Wednesday.

The households damaged and destroyed are located in Guweiran and al-Zuhour neighborhoods.

On January 20, ISIS sleeper cells attacked al-Sina’a prison that used to hold thousands of ISIS inmates captured by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) during the battles against the hardline ISIS organization.

The committees tasked to estimate the damages inflicted to the civilians’ properties in the two aforementioned neighborhoods adjacent to al-Sina’a prison in Hasakah had finished their work, Khabat Suleiman, co-chair of Hasakah Region Council, said.

The committee said some service facilities were also damaged in the attack including Guweiran bakery that used to produce 18 tons of bread every day prior to the prison break. 

Speaking of the compensation plan, Suleiman said they submitted an official report to the Jazira Region Executive Council to reform the affected houses in partnership with the SDF and the relevant parties.

“In case the aforementioned parties did not pledge the reform, the AANES would compensate the affected households if the budget is sufficient,” he added.

Reporting by Jindar Abdulqader