26 Jan 2022

Syria: Kurdish forces say they have recaptured prison attacked by IS


Kurdish fighters say they have taken back control of a prison in Syria, which had earlier been captured by Islamic State militants.

At least 200 people have been killed since IS fighters moved in to free inmates last week – the largest coordinated attack since the group’s collapse in 2019.

Aid groups had expressed concern that about 800 children were trapped amidst the fighting.