BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:00 P.M.) – Several members of the Islamic State (ISIS) terrorist organization escaped a prison belonging to the Turkish-backed rebels in northern Aleppo this week, the Faylaq Al-Sham faction reported on Friday.
According to the official media wing of Faylaq Al-Sham, at least a 17 Islamic State terrorists, including two emirs, escaped from their prison in the northern Aleppo town of Mare’.
Faylaq Al-Sham claimed that at least eight of the escaped ISIS terrorists have been captured, but the remaining are still missing.
The Free Syrian Army faction is now conducting an operation to capture the remaining nine ISIS terrorists that are likely hiding in the northern Aleppo countryside.
The Turkish-backed rebels currently control most of the Aleppo Governorate’s border with Turkey after conducting a major operation in the Afrin region.
Since capturing Afrin in March, the Turkish-backed rebels have faced several security issues, including constant infighting among their factions and YPG sleeper cells wrecking havoc on their forces.