Contains distressing content.
11 Oct 2019

Inside northern Syria: Five Islamic State militants break out of prison after shelling

International Editor

WARNING: Distressing images from the start.

Five militants from the extremist Islamic State group have broken out of a Kurdish prison in northern Syria – after Turkish shelling nearby.

The escape happened from a facility in Qamishli city – where several people were killed and wounded in a car bombing earlier today.

As Turkish forces continue their operation against Syrian Kurdish fighters, to a growing international outcry, tonight we are in Istanbul and in Washington DC – but first our international editor Lindsey Hilsum is in Qamishli.