Bursting at the seams: inside an IS prison in Syria

Bursting at the seams: inside an IS prison in SyriaBehind the steel door, the cell is as packed as their eyes are empty — haggard, scrawny prisoners in orange jumpsuits lying head-to-tail cover every inch of floor space. An AFP team was given rare access to one of the crowded detention facilities in northeastern Syria where Kurdish forces are holding Islamic State group (IS) suspects. As a Turkish offensive launched against Kurdish forces earlier this month wreaks chaos in the area, just how solid such doors will be is a question keeping the world on edge.



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