Turkish invasion raises fears of Islamic State prison break

FILE - In this March 31, 2019, file, photo, women queue for aid supplies at al-Hol camp, home to Islamic State-affiliated families near Hasakeh, Syria

FILE - In this March 31, 2019, file, photo, women queue for aid supplies at al-Hol camp, home to Islamic State-affiliated families near Hasakeh, Syria

FILE - In this Sunday, March 31, 2019, file, photo, women line up for aid supplies at al-Hol camp in Hasakeh province, Syria.  As Turkish troops invad

FILE - In this Sunday, March 31, 2019, file, photo, women line up for aid supplies at al-Hol camp in Hasakeh province, Syria. As Turkish troops invad

FILE - In this March 31, 2019, file, photo, women shop in the marketplace at al-Hol camp, home to families of Islamic State fighters, in Hasakeh provi

FILE - In this March 31, 2019, file, photo, women shop in the marketplace at al-Hol camp, home to families of Islamic State fighters, in Hasakeh provi

In this March 31, 2019, photo, women stand outside a small shop al-Hol camp, in Hasakeh province, Syria, Sunday, March 31, 2019.  As Turkish troops in

In this March 31, 2019, photo, women stand outside a small shop al-Hol camp, in Hasakeh province, Syria, Sunday, March 31, 2019. As Turkish troops in

FILE - In this Sunday, March 31, 2019 file photo, laundry dries on a chain link fence in an area for foreign families, at al-Hol camp in Hasakeh provi

FILE - In this Sunday, March 31, 2019 file photo, laundry dries on a chain link fence in an area for foreign families, at al-Hol camp in Hasakeh provi

FILE - In this Sunday, March 31, 2019, photo, women line up for aid supplies at al-Hol camp in Hasakeh province, Syria.  As Turkish troops invade nort

FILE - In this Sunday, March 31, 2019, photo, women line up for aid supplies at al-Hol camp in Hasakeh province, Syria. As Turkish troops invade nort

In this March 31, 2019, photo, women speak to guards at the gate that closes off the section for foreign families who lived in the Islamic State's so-

In this March 31, 2019, photo, women speak to guards at the gate that closes off the section for foreign families who lived in the Islamic State's so-

FILE - In this March 31, 2019, file, photo, a woman gestures for a portrait at al-Hol camp, which holds families of Islamic State members, in Hasakeh

FILE - In this March 31, 2019, file, photo, a woman gestures for a portrait at al-Hol camp, which holds families of Islamic State members, in Hasakeh

In this March 31, 2019, photo, women shop the marketplace at al-Hol camp in Hasakeh province, Syria. Security conditions in the al-Hol camp that is ho

In this March 31, 2019, photo, women shop the marketplace at al-Hol camp in Hasakeh province, Syria. Security conditions in the al-Hol camp that is ho

BEIRUT (AP) — In the sprawling al-Hol camp in northeastern Syria, Islamic State wives and widows have set up special courts, stabbed to death at least two people accused of apostasy and wielded knives and pistols in clashes with their Kurdish guards.

Now, as Turkish troops invade northern Syria and the U.S. abandons its Kurdish allies, there are renewed fears of a prison break in the camp that could give new life to the extremist group.

The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces are mobilizing to stop the Turkish invasion and say they may not have enough forces to secure al-Hol, home to tens of thousands of IS-linked women and their children, and other detention camps.

Turkey views the Kurdish fighters as terrorists because of their links to an insurgency in its southeast.