Aerial view of the city of Raqqa in eastern Syria

More than 30 militants of the Islamic State terrorist group fled this morning from the central prison of Raqqa, in eastern Syria, facilities run by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a Kurdish-Arab militia.

“More than 30 Islamic State terrorists escaped early on Sunday from a prison controlled by Kurdish SDF separatists in the north of the city,” Syrian daily El Watan reported, citing local sources.

After the breakout, the Syrian Democratic Forces lifted checkpoints, dispatched snipers and set up a security cordon in the prison region, as well as carrying out house-to-house searches across the region.

On the other hand, the Syrian newspaper reported that more than 30 people were killed and wounded in clashes between pro-Turkish militias and militiamen from the extremist group Tahrir al Sham, of the former Al Nusra Front, in the Afrin region of northern Syria.

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