U.S.-Backed Forces Hunt for Islamic State Militants Who Fled Syria Jail

HASAKAH, Syria—Days after the loss of life of Islamic State’s chief, U.S.-backed Kurdish-led militias are looking down fugitives concerned in a northeast Syria jail break that the terrorist group launched final month to replenish its dwindling ranks.

Islamic State gunmen have appeared within the metropolis of Hasakah greater than two weeks after the jail break, exhibiting how the Jan. 20 assault might have an enduring influence on the group’s potential to regenerate and terrorize the encircling neighborhood. The assault on the jail was Islamic State’s worst assault in Syria in at the least three years, leading to a weeklong siege and gunbattles that left practically 500 folks lifeless.