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Kurdish-led militia in Syria says it has retaken prison stormed by Islamic State

By Ben Hubbard

The Kurdish-led militia that has been battling Islamic State fighters for control of a prison in northeastern Syria said Wednesday that it had retaken the whole complex.

A spokesman for the Syrian Democratic Forces militia, Farhad Shami, wrote on Twitter that six days of battles had ended with “our entire control” of the makeshift prison in the city of al-Hasaka.

More than 100 people have been killed since Islamic State fighters attacked the prison and seized control of part of it Jan. 20.

There was no immediate word of new casualties Wednesday. About 700 boys had been held by the Islamic State fighters as human shields.

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