95 people flee ISIL-run prison in northern Syria

ISIL terrorists operating in Iraq. (file photo)

ISIL terrorists operating in Iraq. (file photo)

Dozens of people have reportedly fled a prison run by the Takfiri ISIL terrorist group in Syria’s northern province of Aleppo.

The so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Tuesday that the prison break, which involved more than 95 people, took place in the town of al-Bab near the Syrian border with Turkey.

The observatory said several Kurdish fighters as well as Syrian civilians were among the escapees.

The ISIL terrorist group runs its own courts and detention facilities in areas which are under its control.

The London-based monitoring group said that at least nine ISIL terrorists, including Afghan nationals, were killed in clashes with a rival militant group near al-Bab on Sunday.

The ISIL terrorist group, with members from several Western countries, controls swathes of land in Syria and Iraq, has been carrying out horrific acts of violence such as public decapitations and crucifixions against all communities such as Shias, Sunnis, Kurds and Christians.

Syria has been grappling with a deadly crisis since March 2011. The violence fueled by Takfiri groups has so far claimed the lives of over 210,000 people, according to reports. New figures show that over 76,000 people, including thousands of children, lost their lives in Syria last year.

Over 3.8 million Syrians have left their country since the beginning of the crisis. More than 7.2 million Syrians have also become internally displaced, according to the UN.

By Press TV