Asayish abort murder in Syria’s Hawl Camp

HASAKAH, Syria (North Press) – A unit of the Internal Security Forces of North and East Syria (Asayish) aborted on Tuesday a murder in the Hawl Camp in east of Hasakah city, northeast Syria.

Since November 20, the situation in the Hawl Camp have been tense amid activity of sleeper cells of the Islamic State (ISIS) following an air raid by a Turkish warplane of a post held by security personnel of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). The strike killed eight SDF fighters, according to a statement released by the SDF Media Office.

Today, the Asayish said in a statement it aborted a murder and arrested the assailant.

An ISIS militant sought to kill a person by a silencer, the statement read.

The Asayish noted that activities of the group was apparent in the camp in line with continued Turkish shelling against the region. 

Yesterday, a number of ISIS families of Iraqi nationality fled the camp taking advantage of a thick fog, according to a military source in the camp.

Over the last two weeks, the Asayish thwarted two attempts by the group’s sleeper cells to flee the camp. 

The Haw Camp, some 45 km in east Hasakah city homes nearly 55.000 families of ISIS militants, most of them Iraqis.

Reporting by Eva Amin