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Turkish Drones Target Security Guards at Al-Hol Camp, ISIS Families Try to Escape

Turkish Drones Target Security Guards at Al-Hol Camp, ISIS Families Try to Escape

Thursday, 24 November, 2022 - 09:00
A general view of al-Hol camp in Syria. Reuters file photo

Two Turkish strikes Wednesday targeted forces guarding the exterior of Syria's Al-Hol detention camp, amid a state of chaos and fear among ISIS families and attempts by some of them to flee, a war monitor said.

The camp is home to over 50,000 people including relatives of suspected ISIS militants.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported that the number of airstrikes fired by Turkish drones on areas held by the Autonomous Administration had amounted to 15 on Wednesday.

A Turkish drone attacked two positions in al-Malkiyah countryside in far north eastern Syria, the SOHR said.

In the first attack, the drone shelled positions in Shirk village, and in the second attack the drone attacked a fuel station in Ala Qos area in al-Malkiyah countryside near borders between Syria and Iraq.

A Turkish drone also hit power transmission station near a coronavirus hospital in al-Qamishli, while ambulances rushed to the targeted area.

The London-based war monitor had previously reported that a Turkish drone targeted a checkpoint for the (Kurdish) Asayesh security forces in Abu Rasin town in Hasaka’s northwestern countryside, injuring members of the checkpoint.

Another Turkish drone also targeted a house in Kararshak village in the countryside of Ain al-Arab (Kobani).

Turkish drones further targeted an oil station in Mashuq village and the Kil Hasnak station in al-Qahtaniyah countryside.

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