US-backed Syrian fighters successfully stopped a prison break by ISIS militants detained at a detention facility in the northeastern town of Derik, Syria. The Kurdish-led SDF is holding hundreds of foreign IS militants in facilities around areas they control in northeast Syria. Foreign and local suspects are detained separately.
Col. Scott Rawlinson, the coalition spokesman, said all detainees were accounted for after the Syrian Democratic Forces peacefully dealt with the incident. He said coalition forces supported the SDF with aerial observation.
After years of battling the militants, the SDF declared military victory against IS last month after recapturing the last speck of land they controlled in Syria, near the border with Iraq ending the battle that started in 2014.