Afghan Voice Agency (AVA): Today (Tuesday, February 7, 2023), the French news agency reported that about 20 prisoners managed to escape from "Rajo" prison after the devastating earthquake in northwestern Syria. A prison where about 2,000 people are kept, most of whom are suspected of being members of the ISIS terrorist group.
According to him, based on initial estimates, about 20 people escaped from this prison, who are believed to be Daesh.
According to this report, the 7.8-magnitude earthquake in Turkey had dozens of aftershocks in the northern regions of Syria and caused cracks in the walls and doors of Raju prison.
The London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights also said it could not verify whether some of the Raju prison inmates had actually escaped, but confirmed the prison riot.
The recent incident in Raju Prison happened after the ISIS terrorist group attacked a security complex in Raqqa in December 2022 with the aim of freeing its forces from this prison. In this unsuccessful attack, 6 members of the forces led by the Kurds who controlled the area were killed.
The Civil Defense Organization (White Helmets), which operates in the northern regions of Syria and outside the control of the Damascus government, announced that 733 people were killed and more than 2,100 people were injured in the earthquake yesterday in this country.
A massive 7.8-magnitude earthquake shook large parts of southern Turkey and northern Syria at 04:17 on Monday. According to the statistics of the official institutions of the two countries, this earthquake has left a total of 4445 dead and the work of providing relief and evacuating the victims.
International institutions and countries of the world have also started providing aid to Turkey and Syria, search and rescue teams are still removing debris and rescuing people trapped under the debris.