Escalating murders in “Al-Hawl mini-state” | Body of displaced Syrian woman found with gunshot wounds
Al-Hasakah Province – Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: SOHR activists have documented a new murder in Al-Hawl camp in the far south-eastern region of Al-Hasakah countryside, as the Internal Security Forces (Asayish) have found the body of a displaced Syrian woman found with three gunshot wounds at the head in hear tent in the sixth section of Al-Hawl camp. The perpetrators have not been known so far, but they are believed to be ISIS cells.
Accordingly, the number of people killed in the camp since the beginning of this year rose to 14. A breakdown of fatalities was as follows:
- Nine Iraqi refugees, including a child and three women
- One woman among three Syrians, one of whom was the head of the “Syrian Council” in the camp
- One member of Asayish Forces
- A gunman of the cells responsible for the killings. He was killed after blowing himself up with a grenade, after being chased by a patrol of Asayish Forces.
On January 23, SOHR sources reported that security chaos continued in the Al-Hawl camp, which was transformed into a “state”, in which killings in various ways and methods was committed by cells affiliated with the Islamic State, targeting everyone disagreed with them, including displaced people and refugees who were living in a dire conditions with indifference by the international community, despite highlighting these crises, particularly by SOHR.
In this context, the Internal Security Forces “Asayish” found the body of an Iraqi refugee, after being killed by a pistol with a silencer in the third section of Al-Hawl camp in east al-Hasakah countryside.