Unknown causes | Three people, including woman, die in fire in Al-Hawl camp in Al-Hasakeh countryside • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Unknown causes | Three people, including woman, die in fire in Al-Hawl camp in Al-Hasakeh countryside

SOHR activists say that three people, including a woman, died and others suffered varying burns, as a group of tents in the fourth section were burned down in al-Hawl camp in Al-Hasakeh countryside. No information has been reported on the cause of the fire, whether it was the result of a technical failure, or was orchestrated act by the cells carrying out the assassinations inside the camp.

According to local sources, a fire broke out in a tent and then spread to other tents during the wedding of a camp staff member.

Al-Hawl camp in the far south-eastern region of al-Hasakah, has been witnessing a noticeable increase in killings since the beginning of 2021, committed by cells of the Islamic State through various ways, including shooting and using sharp tools.

Since the beginning of 2021, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has documented 22 murders, 13 of which took place during January, and nine during February.

A breakdown of fatalities was as follows:

  • 14 Iraqi refugees, including one child and three women
  • Five Syrian people, including two woman and the head of the “Syrian Council” in the camp.
  • A member of the Internal Security Forces (Asayish).

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