UNICEF: Fears Grow Over Fate of 850 Children in Besieged Syrian Prison

An armoured vehicle rides next to a smoke as Syrian Democratic Forces affiliates clash with the Islamic State militants outside a prison in Hasaka, Syria January 22, 2022, in this screen grab taken from a video. North Press Agency Digital/Handout via REUTERS

Fears are growing for hundreds of children in a Syrian prison seized by Islamic State inmates, after six days of clashes with Kurdish-led fighters seeking to regain control of the facility, the United Nations children’s agency said on Tuesday.

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SOURCE: Reuters – Reporting by Suleiman Al-Khalidi; editing by Richard Pullin