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The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

“Al-Hawl mini-state” | “Self-Administration” prepares to release 73 families from eastern rural Deir Ezzor under tribal elder’s guarantees

SOHR activists say that the “Self-Administration” of northern and eastern regions of Syria, guaranteed by tribal elders, is preparing today to release 73 families. They are 289 Syrians in al-Hawl camp and will be sent to their towns in al-Soussa, al-Shafa and Al-Baguz in eastern countryside of Deir ezzor.

On October 1, Reliable sources have informed SOHR that Syria Democratic Forces have released 48 families from Al-Hawl camp, after mediation and guarantees by the area’s tribe elders. Most of the released families are from the towns of Al-Susah, Al-Sha’faa and Al-Baghouz in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor. These families had been displaced from their towns and held by SDF in Al-Hawl camp in Al-Hasakah countryside during the military campaign against ISIS.

In early September, the administration of Al-Hawl camp transported 67 non-Syrian women and young males and 47 children of ISIS families from Al-Hawl camp to “Rouj” camp in Al-Malikiyyah countryside. According to SOHR sources, this action was part of the efforts to ease the pressure on Al-Hawl camp, as well as the concerns for their safety, since “extremist women” pose a real danger to their lives.

SDF also released, in the past month, nearly 350 persons of those held in “Al-Hawl camp”, mostly from the towns of the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, after mediation and guarantees by the area’s tribe elders.

While in late August, reliable sources informed the Syrian Observatory that Syria Democratic Forces (SDF) released dozens of detainees from Deir Ezzor, who were arrested during the latest Coalition security campaigns by SDF and International in the province. This release came after popular pressure and demonstrations demanded the release of detainees who were imprisoned without trials or clear charges.

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