10:37 GMT29 September 2020
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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Seven members of the Daesh* terror group (banned in Russia) have escaped a Kurdish-guarded prison in northeastern Syria, state media reported Sunday.

    The prison is located in the town of Al-Hawl in Hasakah's eastern suburbs, according to the Sana news agency.

    The Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces have launched a manhunt.

    Several low-level Daesh members escaped another Kurdish-controlled prison, al-Sinaa, in Hasakah in late March. They reportedly used a ripped-off door to break down a wall before fleeing.

    Earlier this month, the Syrian Arab News Agency has reported, citing local sources, that a major insurrection by Daesh prisoners had taken place at the al-Sinaa prison facility in the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces-controlled area in Hasakah, northeast Syria.

    The al-Sinaa prison contains Daesh fighters of various nationalities, and is run by the SDF under the supervision of US occupation forces, holding part of the estimated 10,000 ex-Daesh fighters that the SDF has in its custody. 20 percent of these 10,000 prisoners are said to consist of foreigners whose home countries have refused to repatriate them.

    * Daesh (ISIL/ISIS/IS/Islamic State) is a terrorist organisation banned in Russia

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