AANES opens Care Center for ISIS children in Syria’s Hasakah

HASAKAH, Syria (North Press) – On Monday, Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (AANES) opened Halat Center for the care and rehabilitation of children of militants, detainees and killed members of ISIS at the eastern entrance to the city of Hasakah in northeast Syria.

The center was opened with the support of Women’s Protection Units (YPJ) and in cooperation with the US-led Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS. The center has 55 children aging from 3 to 12 years.

The center consists of five prefabricated rooms, some for sleeping and others for children’s toys, in addition to classrooms for education.

“The center was opened to rehabilitate ISIS children. 55 children of Arab and foreign nationalities are present in it,” Perwin Hussein al-Ali, an official at the Halat Center for Rehabilitation and Care of Children, told North Press.

“The nannies at the center have adequate experience in dealing with children,” she added.

Children are present at the center for about eight hours a day. If the project is completed and receives support from the international organizations, the children will be permanently in it, with additional hours for their mothers.”

“We have not yet received any support from international organizations and those working in the humanitarian field and child support,” al-Ali added. 

Reporting by Jindar Abdulqader