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Crimes Terrorize Al-Hol Camp in Syria

Crimes Terrorize Al-Hol Camp in Syria

Friday, 24 June, 2022 - 06:15
Security forces during a raid in al-Hol camp in March. (Asharq Al-Awsat)

The refugees and displaced in Syria’s al-Hol camp woke up on Thursday to a new crime, raising the tally this week to five.


Security forces found the bodies of two women, who were apparently killed by a silenced weapon.


One of the victims was a Syrian from Homs city and the other from Aleppo. They were reported missing some 15 days ago, said a prominent security source.


Based on testimonies and information, the source revealed that the terrorist ISIS group was working on training and recruiting children to carry out murders in the camp that is home to 56,000 refugees.


On Wednesday, the security forces found the body of a Syrian woman, who was shot in the head.


On June 17, they found the bodies of two women. One was a Syrian and the other hasn’t been identified.


A total of 28 crimes have been reported in al-Hol. Nine of the victims have been Syrian refugees, including a Kurdish Red Cross medic. Fourteen victims were Iraqi refugees, who make up half of the population in the overcrowded camp.


Fourteen murders have been foiled.


The security forces accuse ISIS and its cells of being the culprit in the majority of these crimes.


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