Members of a Spanish flamenco music group perform during a ceremony for the unveiling of replicas of ‘lamassu’ at the University of Mosul in Iraq on Thursday. Agence France-Presse
About a half-dozen Daesh fighters surrendered on Friday morning, among scores of militants hiding in a basement in the northern section of the prison, according to Siamand Ali, a spokesman for the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces.
The Britain-based group, which relies on a network of sources inside Syria, said that 246 militants, 79 Kurdish fighters and seven civilian had been killed so far in the Daesh assault and battles since.
The assault on Ghwayran prison in the northeastern city of Hasakeh is one of Daesh's most significant since its "caliphate" was declared defeated in Syria nearly three years ago.
"We still have to bury a man and his two twin daughters. They're dead but we haven't recovered the bodies," she added. Other burials are planned in the coming days.
"The fire caused some parts of the ceiling to fall due to the use of highly flammable, low-cost construction materials," the statement said, with "preliminary information" suggesting fireworks were to blame for the blaze.
Taylor Schabusiness was arrested on Feb.23, 2022, after Thyrion's mother called police to her house after she discovered her son’s head in a bucket in the basement.