At least 20 prisoners escaped a jail holding ISIS members in northeastern Syria


Shafaq News/ About 20 Prisoners escaped from a northwestern Syria prison following the deadly earthquake.

A source at Rajo jail told AFP that after the quake struck, Rajo was affected, and inmates started a mutiny and took control of parts of the prison."

The military police prison is located near the Turkish border. It is controlled by pro-Turkish factions and holds about 2,000 inmates, with approximately 1,300 suspected to be affiliated with ISIS. The Source said.

According to AFP, the 7.8-magnitude and the dozens of aftershocks in the region damaged the prison, with walls and doors cracking.

The conflict in Syria started in 2011, with nearly half a million people killed.

The conflict forced around half of the country's pre-war population to leave their homes.

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