"Al-Hawl mini-state" | New murders brings total number of murders in the camp since the end of large-security campaign to six • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

“Al-Hawl mini-state” | New murders brings total number of murders in the camp since the end of large-security campaign to six

Al-Hasakah province: SOHR activists have documented two new murders in al-Hawl camp in the far south-eastern region of al-Hasakah, as two female Iraqi refugees were shot dead by unknown gunmen believed to be of ISIS affiliates in the camp’s first section. It is worth noting that this is the six murder in al-Hawl camp since the end of the first phase of the large-security campaign, which indicates to alarming escalation of killings in the camp.

 

On May 12, Syrian Observatory activists reported that an Iraqi refugee was shot dead by ISIS affiliates in al-Hawl camp, in the far south-east region of al-Hasakah.

 

It is worth noting that this murder was the fourth since the end of the first phase of the security campaign, which rises fears of the return of escalated murders in al-Hawl camp.

 

While on May 9, the Internal Security Forces (Asayish) found, at dawn, the body of an Iraqi refugee woman with gunshot wounds in the head in the first section of al-Hawl camp, which is allocated to Iraqi refugees, and the responsibility  falls mainly on ISIS affiliates  in the camp.

 

Similarly, SOHR activists documented, on May 8, the death of an Iraqi refugee, after being shot by ISIS affiliates in the first section of al-Hawl camp in the south-east of al-Hasakah. It is worth noting that this was the second murder after the end of the first phase of the large-scale security campaign in the camp in early April.

 

On April 17, SOHR sources reported that ISIS cells assassinated an Iraqi refugee in the first section of al-Hawl camp in al-Hasakah countryside, with a silencer pistol, while two women were injured during the attack.

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