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Three Murdered in al-Hol Refugee Camp

Three residents of the al-Hol Camp have been killed by unknown assailants, including one who was a 17 year old girl reports Enab Baladi.
Three Murdered in al-Hol Refugee Camp

Over the past two days, local sources in eastern Syria reported that three people were killed inside the al-Hol camp, northeast of Hassakeh, by unknown persons.

The last of these operations was on Sunday when a woman was killed in her tent with a silenced pistol, according to the local Euphrates Post page on Facebook, which covers news around the eastern region.

The page stated that the victim was killed inside her tent in the fifth sector of the al-Hol displaced persons camp. Her name was Faten, and she works with the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).

There was no official comment from the SDF on the operation, nor did the media of the Autonomous Administration report any news related to the incident.

An SDF member named Thamer al-Iraqi was killed in the same way on Jan. 2, 2021.

On the same day, the Internal Security Forces (Asayish) found the body of an Iraqi girl who was killed in the camp by unknown assailants who shot her in the third sector of the camp, according to North Press Agency.

At the time, the agency quoted a medical source in the Kurdish Red Crescent at al-Hol who said that the Iraqi refugee, who is 17 years old, had not yet been identified, explaining that she died immediately, after being shot seven times.

These operations coincide with the evacuation of Islamic State families, according to a decision issued by the Autonomous Administration, on Oct. 14, 2020.

The camp was established in the 90s to accommodate 5,000 Iraqi refugees. Today, it includes 35,000 Syrians, which is about 43 percent, with almost the same number of Iraqis, as well as 10,000 people from 30 to 40 other countries.


This article was translated and edited by The Syrian Observer. The Syrian Observer has not verified the content of this story. Responsibility for the information and views set out in this article lies entirely with the author.

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