Iraqi authorities repatriate 157 families from Syria’s Hawl Camp

HASAKAH, Syria (North Press) – Iraqi authorities repatriated on Tuesday 157 families from Hawl Camp, east of Hasakah city in northeastern Syria, to al-Jada’a camp in the Iraqi Governorate of Mosul, an exclusive source told North Press.

The source said, “634 members of the Iraqi families have left Hawl Camp.”

Their convoy, which included 16 buses, moved towards Iraq this afternoon, the source added.

On Monday, an informed source told North Press that the camp management informed about 152 Iraqi families to stay in the camp’s reception section in preparation for their transfer to Iraq.

Repatriation trips of Iraqi families from the camp take place in coordination between the camp management, an Iraqi security committee, and the US-led Coalition.

On October 1, spokesman for the Iraqi Ministry of Migration and Displacement Ali Abbas Jahangir told North Press that the Iraqi government would continue repatriating families from the Hawl Camp in coordination with relevant authorities in Iraq and northeast Syria.

He added then that the Iraqi government had managed to return about 790 families in six trips.

Reporting by Eva Amin