Security member injured in al-Hol attack: SOHR
ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – On Monday evening, a security member was injured by gunfire from unknown assailants in northeast Syria's al-Hol camp, the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) war monitor reported on Tuesday.
The SOHR report said unidentified individuals presumed to be ISIS militants opened fire in the first sector of al-Hol camp, injuring a member of Internal Security Forces.
Earlier, on Feb. 7, a ten-year-old child was killed after unknown attackers attempted to kidnap two guards from camp.
Al-Hol has about 56,000 residents, more than half of whom are under 18. The majority of the camp's residents are Iraqis and Syrians. However, many foreign residents also live there, many of whom are believed to have ISIS links.
There have been several assassinations at the camp. On Jan. 11, a Kurdish paramedic was killed there.
In January, three Iraqi refugees and one paramedic working with the Kurdish Red Crescent, the local medical provider operating in the camp, were murdered, according to the latest monthly report of the Syria-based Rojava Information Centre (RIC).
"Following the murder of the KRC worker, the majority of NGOs ceased their work temporarily in the camp," the report said.
The local authorities have attempted to reduce pressure on the displacement camps in northeast Syria by repatriating Iraqis and allowing displaced Syrians to return to their places of origin.
They have also called on foreign countries to repatriate their citizens. A number of countries have repatriated women, children, and orphans.