Today, Sunday, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and the Kurdish police launched a security operation in Al-Hol, the city of Khiam, in northeastern Syria. More than 60,000 people live in the Al-Hol refugee camp, 93 percent of whom are women and children. Syrian and Iraqi families live there, as well as Europeans and Asians, including Belgian ISIS women and their children.
A spokesman for Asajah Ali Al-Hassan said at a press conference in Al-Hol that within five days, “125 ISIS sleeper cells had been arrested.” Among the detainees, about twenty “responsible” cells committed murders in the camp. Since the beginning of this year, “more than 47” have been committed. There were also reports of attacks on guards and NGO workers.
According to Hassan, “Several ISIS operatives have infiltrated the Al-Hol camp.” They are posing as “civilians with the intent to carry out and organize their activities.” The spokesperson warned that despite the arrests, “the danger is not over.” They are considered a serious international problem, and they must propose appropriate solutions to it. “