SOHR : YOUNG MAN SERIOUSLY WOUNDED IN SYRIA’S AL-HOL CAMP AMID SURGE OF VIOLENCE
A young Iraqi man was gravely wounded in Syria’s al-Hol refugee camp amid a growing number of recent acts of violence in the camp, Hawar News Agency said on Saturday (April 23).
Two unidentified people wearing masks shot the man in an attempted murder, according to a security source cited by Hawar, who said an investigation is underway. The assailants are believed to be female Islamic State (ISIS) members and the man is said to be in critical condition.
Seven people have been killed so far this month in al-Hol, according to Rojava Information Center (RIC).
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said a woman of unknown nationality was shot dead on Wednesday and the bodies of two unidentified women were found shot dead on April 19. The assailants were also believed to be connected to ISIS.
Similar details surround the death of a 35-year-old Iraqi man, who was found in the first section of al-Hol camp on April 18, SOHR said.
Statistics on the number of murders in al-Hol in 2021 vary, with media affiliated with Kurdish authorities in northeast Syria (Rojava) stating 126 people were murdered in the camp and other sources, such as RIC, stating nearly 100 people were killed.
RIC estimated at the beginning of 2022 that al-Hol camp, located in the northeast governorate of Hasaka near the Iraqi border, hosts more than 56,000 people. The number includes women and children from nearly 2,500 families affiliated with ISIS. The camp hosted more than 29,000 Iraqis as of January 2022.