Second assassination in 24 hours | Iraqi refugee killed in al-Hawl camp • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Second assassination in 24 hours | Iraqi refugee killed in al-Hawl camp

An Iraqi refugee was killed after being shot by unknown gunmen, believed to be of ISIS cells, in the third section of al-Hawl camp in al-Hasakah countryside.

Yesterday, SOHR activists documented the death of an Iraqi refugee who was shot in the head in ‘’fizz al-Awal” in al-Hawl camp in al-Hasakah countryside.

It is worth noting that the number of murders committed in al-Hawl camp since the end of the first phase of the large-scale security campaign has reached 36, which indicates to an alarming escalation of killings in the camp.

Accordingly, the number of murders documented by SOHR in al-Hawl camp since the beginning of 2021 has risen to 75, 13 murders in January, ten in February, 17 in March, one in April, six in May, six in June, six in July, eight in August, three in September and four in November. These murders have left 81 people dead, and the breakdown of fatalities in the past seven months was as follows:

  • Two members of the Internal Security Forces (Asayish).

 

  • 61 Iraqi refugees, including three children and 17 women.

 

  • 18 Syrian people, including two children, five women and the head of the “Syrian Council” in the camp.

 

  • A gunman of a cell responsible for assassinations and murders in the camp, who was killed when he blew himself up with a grenade just after he had been caught by an Asayish patrol which was pursuing him.
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