A car bomb exploded near the central prison in Juiran district of al-Hasakah in Syria, where Daesh terrorist operatives are being held, a spokesman for the Kurdish-dominated Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Saturday.
The spokesman said the car explosion was followed by heavy gunfire in the vicinity of the prison, adding that the prison is home to thousands of dangerous Daesh operatives.
“At least three people were killed and nine others were injured,” security forces in the Province of Al-Jazira in northern Syria confirmed.
Terrorist organisation Daesh claimed responsibility on Friday for an earlier car bomb attack in the predominantly Kurdish city of Qamishli, killing six people, including civilians.
The Syrian border areas with Turkey have been under attack by the Turkish army since Wednesday, supported by the Syrian rebel forces of the so-called Free Syrian Army.
Despite being militarily defeated, Daesh is still able to move through sleeper cells and through its hiding fighters in the Syrian desert.
The Turkish offensive in northeastern Syria has raised fears of the organisation’s revival, with Kurdish fighters turning away to fight at the border areas.
The Kurdish-dominated SDF and YPG militias have illegally taken over large parts of northeastern Syria in the past years.
While they played a role in fighting Daesh, Kurdish nationalist forces have taken advantage of the conflict to establish a breakaway rump state. Over time, the SDF has committed numerous attacks against the Syrian Arab Army, as well as welcoming illegal US occupation forces into Syria and committing acts of ethnic violence against Arabs and Assyrians in the region.