Asayish arrest 27 ISIS members in Syria’s Hawl Camp

QAMISHLI, Syria (North Press) – On Friday, the Internal Security Forces of North and East Syria (Asayish) arrested 27 members of sleeper cells of Islamic State (ISIS) in Hawl Camp, northeastern Syria.

This came during the “Humanity and Security” operation launched by the Asayish on Thursday to pursue ISIS sleeper cells.

In a brief statement posted on its official Facebook account on Friday, the Asayish announced the arrest of 27 members of ISIS cells in the first sector of the Hawl Camp.

The statement said that the inspection campaign in the first sector continues.

Earlier on Friday, the Asayish found four trenches which were used by ISIS members to hide.

The “Humanity and Security” operation in Hawl Camp was launched after the increase in the rate of crimes committed inside the camp.

On Thursday, the Asayish announced launching the second phase of the Operation “Humanity and Security” at Hawl Camp to pursue ISIS sleeper cells.

The first phase started in 2021 in response to calls of community and tribal leaders in Hawl countryside to reduce crimes at the camp.  

Hawl Camp, 45 km east of the city of Hasakah, is a house for 55.829 individuals, including 28.725 Iraqis, 18.850 Syrians and 8.254 of foreign nationalities, according to the latest statistics obtained by North Press.

The camp witnesses murders with different methods, most notably firearms. The management of the camp fears that the latest Turkish threats of invading areas in northern Syria would pave the way for ISIS to reorganize its ranks; North Press cited a statement by the management as saying.  

Reporting by Adnan Hamo