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Al-Hasakah | SDF hand over nearly 50 Iraqi ISIS prisoners to Iraqi government

150 Iraqi families leave Al-Hawl camp amid suspension of evacuation of Syrians from the camp for seven months

Reliable sources have informed SOHR that 150 families of nearly 620 displaced Iraqi people, all of families of ISIS members, have left Al-Hawl camp in the far south-eastern region of Al-Hasakah countryside today. This comes as a part of ongoing operations of the evacuation of Iraqis from Al-Hawl camp and repatriating them to their homeland under joint coordination between the administration of the camp and Iraqi government.

 

It is worth noting that this is the fourth batch of Iraqi families to be evacuated from Al-Hawl camp since early 2022, at a time when evacuation of Syrians from the camp has been suspended since January.

 

On the other hand, Syria Democratic Forces handed over nearly 50 Iraqi ISIS prisoners: member and commanders who have been held in SDF prisons, to representatives of the Iraqi government.

 

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) has been all along warning against the repercussions of “Al-Hawl mini-state” crisis, which is considered a clear and present danger to everyone. We also urge international human rights organisations to put an immediate and serious plan for rehabilitating women and children in the camp, who were saturated with ISIS ideology.

 

According to SOHR statistics, the number of murder crimes documented in the camp since early 2022 has risen to 28, which left 30 people dead; and they are as follows:

 

  • Eight Iraqi refugees, including two women.

 

  • 12 Syrian people, including eight women.

 

  • Eight unidentified women.

 

  • A medic was killed in the post where he worked in the camp.

 

  • An unidentified man.