HASAKEH, Yemen (AFP) – According to a war monitor, at least 120 people have been killed in Syria, including seven civilians, as hostilities between US-backed Kurdish troops and Islamic State group members entered their fourth day.

Late Thursday, IS rebels launched an attack on the Kurdish-run Ghwayran jail in Hasakeh city, which housed the country’s greatest number of terrorists, marking the group’s most important operation since it was proclaimed vanquished in Syria over three years ago.

According to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, ongoing fighting have seen IS forces liberate fellow terrorists and take weaponry held within the prison, in what analysts have described as an obvious regrouping attempt.

Since the beginning of the siege, “at least 77 IS militants and 39 Kurdish fighters, including internal security personnel, prison guards, and counter-terrorism forces,” according to the Observatory, have been slain in fighting inside and outside the jail.

According to the monitor, at least seven people have been killed in the conflict.

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