Dozens of Prisoners Escape from Islamic State Prison

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By Rakesh Raman

According to Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), a human rights group that reports on the conflict in Syria, about 95 people escaped from an ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) prison in the city of al-Bab in the northeast of Aleppo, the largest city in Syria.

The prisoners include at least 30 YPG fighters, SOHR said in its report today. The People’s Defense Units (a.k.a. Yekîneyên Parastina Gel or YPG) is the national army of Syrian Kurdistan.

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As ISIS militants are hunting for the escaped prisoners, they have sounded an alert in the city. Using loudspeakers, the militants shouted that a group of “apostates” have escaped from the prison and locals should catch them and bring them back to ISIS or inform about them to the militant organization.

The SOHR sources also revealed that ISIS could rearrest some of them while others are still at large.

By Rakesh Raman, the managing editor of RMN Company

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