Attempt to kill Iraqi refugee, attack on Asayish in Syria’s Hawl Camp

HASAKAH, Syria (North Press) – Anonymous persons, likely to be members of the Islamic State Organization (ISIS) sleeper cell, attempted to kill an Iraqi refugee in Hawl Camp, east of Hasakah governorate, northeastern Syria, security sources told North Press.   

The Iraqi refugee, residing in the first section of the camp, was injured by four bullets, two of which still stuck in his body. Soon he was transferred to the public hospital in Hasakah for treatment.  

Additionally, security points in the first and second sections, mostly housing Iraqi refugees, were targeted with guns directed from inside Hawl Camp, the sources added, mentioning no other details.

Since the beginning of 2021, the camp has reported 100 murders, mostly Iraqi refugees.

Hawl Camp houses 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 of 8,245 individuals including women and children of detained and dead of foreign ISIS militants.

It is also 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