المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Death toll update | Nine children and women killed in fire in Al-Hawl camp

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has monitored a spike in the death toll of the fire that broke out in al-Hawl camp in al-Hasakah countryside on February 27.

The death toll rose to nine people: seven children and two women, and the death toll is expected to rise as 20 injuries, some serious.

On February 28, SOHR activists documented a spike in the number of people killed and wounded in yesterday’s fire in Al-Hawl camp in Al-Hasakah countryside, as six people, five children and a woman, were killed and 19 others sustained various injuries. It is worth noting that the fire, which breakout in a tent in Al-Hawl camp, extended to other tents in the camp’s fourth section.

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.

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