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Another Iraqi assassinated in Hasakah’s al-Hol camp NE Syria

  2021-05-13  | 
 Zhyan News Network
Wives of Islamic state fighters (IS) walk with their children upon their deportation from the al-Hol camp for refugees in al-Hasakah governorate in northeastern Syria on June 3, 2019. Photo by EPA/Ahmed Mardnli
 Zhyan News Network

SULAIMANI – The security forces found an Iraqi refugee killed in the sprawling al-Hol camp in Hasakah east of northeastern Syria, North Press Agency (NPA) said on Wednesday (May 12), second in less than four days following a security operation in late March.  

The refugee, 27-years-old Adnan Hamid, was shot in the head by unknown persons, usually attributed to ISIS loyalists, in the second section of the camp, reported the NPA.
On Sunday, another Iraqi refugee was found dead in the first section of the camp.

In the first three months of this year, the ISIS sleeper cells in the camp killed 47 people inside the camp, according to a statement issued by the Asayish, reported by NPA. 

On March 28, the Internal Security Forces known as Asayish, in cooperation with the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), the People's Protection Units (YPG) and the Women’s Protection Units (YPJ), launched a security operation to suppress acts by ISIS members in the camp following 47 assassinations since the outset of the year. 

This was the fifth case of killings inside al-Hol camp, following the security campaign launched by the Asayish with the support of the Syrian Democratic Forces at the end of last March, added the news agency. 

80 percent of them are women and children. The majority is Iraqis and Syrians, but it includes some 10,000 people from 57 other countries, housed in a highly secured separate area. Many of them are radicalized ISIS supporters.

Simand Ali, a Kurdish official, previously told AFP the ISIS members have dug trenches in the camp that they used to hide prohibited electronic devices and other goods. 

The officials of the US and the Autonomous Administration of North East Syria (AANES) officials have appealed to the foreign countries to repatriate their citizens stranded in the camp. A few gas responded to the calls so far.

(Zhyan English)