At least 20 IS militants escaped from prison in Syria after the earthquake

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At least 20 IS fighters escaped from Syrian prison after earthquake

Photo: Ghaith Alsayed /AP

At least 20 prisoners suspected of belonging to the IS terrorist organization have escaped from prison after the earthquake in Syria, according to the Associated Press.

According to agencies, the prisoners were kept in a prison near the city of Raju near the Turkish border. In total, there are about 2 thousand prisoners in the prison, of which 1.3 thousand may be militants of a terrorist group.

As a result of the earthquake, the prison building was damaged. The prisoners rioted and seized part of the facility.

Earlier it was reported that a new earthquake of magnitude 5.6 occurred in Central Turkey        The epicenter of the tremors was located five kilometers from the Golbashy region.

According to the latest data, as a result of a deadly earthquake in Turkey, 2379 people died, 14483 people were injured, 7340 managed to rescue from the rubble .

The Syrian Ministry of Health reported that the number of victims of the earthquake exceeded 700 people.

Prepared by: Sergey Daga 

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