International powers should assume responsibility for Syria’s Hawl Camp: Asayish

HASAKAH, Syria (North Press) – Hawl Camp, east of Hasakah, is an international dilemma that all international powers should assume responsibility for solving this issue, Internal Security Forces of North and East Syria (Asayish) said on Saturday.  

This came in a statement by the General Command of Asayish following a killing incident of two residents of the camp one of which was head of the Iraqi Council for Refugees, yesterday, by an Islamic State (ISIS) sleeper cell.

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.”

“An ISIS sleeper cell attacked the reception department within the camp at 03:30 AM on Friday,” the statement said.

The attack that was carried out via light weapons “killed two residents of the camp who were in the reception department,” it added.

“Our forces started a broad-scale and accurate investigation in order to arrest members of the sleeper cell,” the statement noted.

The Hawl Camp has witnessed many killing incidents, during the current year, most of them were carried out via silencer weapons. 

Since early 2021, 90 killing incidents were recorded in the camp most of them were carried out against Iraqi refugees.

The Hawl Camp is house of about 15,650 families with total of 57,516 individuals including 8,049 Iraqi families and 5,153 Syrian ones.

Additionally, it includes about 2,448 families with an estimate o8,245 individuals including women and children of detained and dead of foreign ISIS militants.

Reporting by Fansa Temmo