SDF storm prison where IS holds 850 children hostage

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The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have stormed a prison in Hasakeh province in northeast Syria, where Islamic State group militants have taken nearly 850 children hostage, the latest stage of a five-day-long prison break attempt by the extremists. Rights groups warned that the children, some as young as 12-years-old, were at “serious risk” of harm and called on the SDF to exercise the utmost care in trying to rescue them. An SDF spokesperson told The New Arab: “Full control of the situation is just around the corner.” They added that the “terrorists are still taking [minors] as hu…

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