BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:45 A.M.) – Strong suspicions exist that US military forces in Syria maintain a Guantanamo Bay-style black site within the northeastern city of Hasakah (mostly controlled by Kurdish coalition partner militias) for the interrogation of Islamic State prisoners and other captives.
The accusations, espoused by local activist sources based in Hasakah, point-out the frequent coming and going of dull-painted, unmarked helicopters from a well-secured coalition base inside the city.
The coalition base is in fact a renovation – or rather a re-purposing – of what use to be Hasakah city’s central prison when it was under Syrian government control.
Some sources argue that ISIS prisoners are not the only captives inside the assumed US military black site and that important members of other rival parties to the US-led coalition in Syria are also held at the base.
Recently, activists released footage of an unmarked Sikorsky S-92 Helibus (technically not yet in service with any US military branch – but possibly in service with the Central Intelligence Agency) leaving Hasakah’s central prison. The same helicopter has reportedly appeared at least once before over the skies of Raqqa province.