After fierce battles, the “SDF” regained control of the prison and returned the escaped prisoners, and more than 500 ISIS militants, estimated at 346, fell in the fighting, along with 154 “SDF” fighters and prison workers. In addition to 7 civilians.
Cut the organs, then burn
During its brief control of the prison, ISIS committed many atrocities, such as acting He also re-executed the crime of burning Jordanian pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh in 2015, as he burned the bodies of a number of prison workers in his oven, to the extent that many of the victims’ bodies were not identified and distinguished from each other, due to charring and complete disfigurement.
Rami Abdel Rahman, director of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, told Sky News Arabia: “For the first time, ISIS terrorists cut off the hands and feet of their prisoners, as happened with a number of workers and civil servants in Ghweran Prison, including cooks, bakers and cleaners.”
He continued, “Then they were burned by placing them in the prison oven, and this reminds us that they burned the Jordanian pilot, Moaz al-Kasasbeh, alive on such days in 2015 and specifically on February 3 of it.”
Interpretation of savagery
Abdul Rahman goes on to list the details of the horror of these chilling massacres: “There are undoubtedly larger numbers, but the confirmed number of those who were burned among the prison workers inside the bakery so far is 4 people, all of them from the Kobani region.”
He added, “Perhaps this may explain the reason why ISIS resorted to this brutal method to eliminate them, because the terrorist organization still remembers its humiliating defeat at the hands of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units in the city of Kobani in 2015, after besieging it for months.”
The method of burning prisoners with this attack is a revival of the traditions of Nazi genocide and its incinerators, according to Abdel Rahman, who adds: “It is a dangerous alarm that calls on the international community not to underestimate the continuing and escalating ISIS threat, and to intensify efforts to eradicate it.”
ISIS beheaded more than 28 prison employees and workers, according to Abdel Rahman, who added: “The message that ISIS wanted to spread by committing all these horrific atrocities within the prison walls is that even while we were detained with you, we were able to infiltrate your blood inside the prison.” And we are committing atrocities against you, and he is trying, as is his habit, to sow terror and fear and break the morale of the fighters against him and the people in the region.”
Ghweran prison, designated for the detention of the terrorist organization, is considered the largest prison for ISIS in the world, as it held about 5,000 ISIS militants, most of them from Syria and Iraq, as well as many other nationalities.