Head of Iraqi Council for Refugees killed in Syria’s Hawl Camp

HASAKAH, Syria (North Press) – On Friday at dawn, unknown individuals, said to be agents of the Islamic State (ISIS), killed Iraqi refugees including the head of the Iraqi Council for Refugees in Hawl Camp, northeast Syria.

Two months ago, the dead and his family moved with other Iraqi and Syrian families from the first and fourth sectors to the reception department in the camp as a result of being threatened with killing  several times.

Sleeper cells of ISIS infiltrated into the reception department, fired at a number of refugees killing two Iraqis including head of the Iraqi Council, and wounded several women, a security source of the camp told North Press.

During 2021, the Hawl Camp has witnesses many killing incidents most of them were carried out via bullets, and silent individual weapons.

Since early 2021, about 90 murders were recorded in the camp most of them of Iraqi refugees.

The Hawl Camp houses about 15,650 families of which 8,049 Iraqi families, 5,153 Syrian families, 2,448 families in total of 8,245 individuals of women and children of detainees, militants, and dead of foreign ISIS.

Hawl Camp is known as a “ticking time bomb” due to the presence of extremists of ISIS wives and children, and tens of thousands of their supporters in a camp sometimes described as “the most dangerous camp in the world.”

Reporting by Jindar Abdulqader