Wives of ISIS militants protest in Hawl camp in NE Syria

HASAKAH, Syria (North Press) – The Hawl camp in the Hasakah Governorate, northeastern Syria, witnessed early on Tuesday security tension following a protest by the families of the Islamic State (ISIS) militants.

Hawl Camp, located in the southeast of the city of Hasakah, houses 55,000 individuals, including 8,803 of foreign nationalities, according to the latest statistics obtained by North Press.

A source from the Hawl camp told North Press that a protest was organized by the wives of ISIS militants where they demanded the release of their husbands who are detained in prisons in areas held by the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (AANES).

The Hawl camp includes the “al-Muhajirat” section designated for foreign women who came to Syria to join the group.

On multiple occasions, the AANES called on foreign countries to repatriate their nationals from the camp.

The source added that the security forces ended the protest and have been conducting several patrols to monitor suspicious movements in the camp.

By Eva Amin