Iraqi refugee killed in Syria’s Hawl Camp

HASAKAH, Syria (North Press) – An Iraqi refugee was killed on Thursday by unknown individuals, said to be militants of the Islamic State Organization (ISIS) in Hawl Camp, east of Hasakah, northeast Syria.

“The body of an Iraqi refugee was found in the fifth sector in the camp,” a security source in the camp told North Press.

“The killing was carried out with a pistol fitted with a silencer,” the source added. 

On December 25, the Iraqi refugee, Muhammad Tarrah, 21, was found killed in the first sector in the camp  by a sharp object, according to what a security source revealed to North Press earlier.

In light of the increasing terrorist practices of the ISIS sleeper cells in the camp recently, the security authorities have intensified their raids pursuing ISIS sleeper cells and managed to arrested 14 ISIS members, who participated in killing and assassination operations inside the camp, in late November.

The Hawl Camp has witnessed many killing incidents during December two murders and two assassination attempts against Syrian IDPs and Iraqi refugees.

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

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

The 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 Abdulaqader