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ISIS attacks in Syria have declined 'while new fighters join terror cells'

ISIS attacks in Syria have declined 'while new fighters join terror cells'

Counter Extremism Project says recruits from Hassakeh jail break could be bolstering terrorist group's ranks.

By Nicky Harley

A significant drop in ISIS attacks in Syria is due to new fighters being integrated into the group, a terrorism monitor has said.

The Counter Extremism Project (CEP), which keeps a monthly record of attacks by ISIS, suggests fighters freed in the Hassakeh prison break in January are joining new cells and being trained.

Thousands of ISIS prisoners were believed to have initially escaped the Ghwayran jail in Hassakeh, Syria, when attackers detonated a car bomb near the prison gates.

It led to a week of clashes inside and around the jail, which is run by the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). Hundreds died before US-led Kurdish forces recaptured the site.

Full story https://www.thenationalnews.com/world/uk-news/2022/05/04/isis-attacks-in-syria-have-declined-while-new-fighters-join-terror-cells/

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