First crime in December | Iraqi refugee found dead in al-Hawl “mini-state” • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

First crime in December | Iraqi refugee found dead in al-Hawl “mini-state”


A new murder in the last hours took place in al-Hawl “mini-state” in the far south-east region of Al-Hasakah, as an Iraqi refugee was found dead in the first section of al-Hawl camp. This crime is believed to be committed by ISIS cells.

It is worth noting that this is the first crime occur in December.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) tracked and monitored the key developments in the camp in November 2021.
SOHR activists could document five murders committed by ISIS cells in Al-Hawl camp in November 2021, which left five Iraqi people dead, including a woman and the chairman of Iraqi refugees’ council. The victims were killed in the first, third and fifth sections of the camp
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 37, which indicates to 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 76, 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 five in November, one in December. 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 woman 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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