At least 20 prisoners suspected of belonging to the terrorist organization "Islamic State" escaped from a prison in northwestern Syria after the earthquake.

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This was reported on Tuesday by AFP, citing its sources.

"About 20 prisoners have escaped, they are supposed to be IS fighters," said the source, reports "Focus".

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He said about 2,000 people were being held in a prison near the town of Raju near the Turkish border, of whom 1,300 may be IS fighters.

After the earthquake damaged the building, the prisoners rioted and took over part of the prison.

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