21 ISIS operatives captured in al-Hol operation: SDF

The SDF on Friday said so far 21 ISIS suspects were arrested in al-Hol camp.
SDF forces in al-Hol camp (Photo: SDF Press)
SDF forces in al-Hol camp (Photo: SDF Press)

ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Friday that so far 21 ISIS suspects were captured during a large-scale joint operation in the al-Hol camp.

The goal of the operation is to clean “the al-Hol camp from the ISIS terrorist cells and prevent the spreading of ISIS extremist ideologies in the future.”

The al-Hol camp hosts thousands of ISIS families, the majority of which women and children.

Moreover, during the operation, numerous Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), mines, explosive materials, and tunnels were uncovered

“These procedures underscore the critical need for the timing of the third phase of Operation Humanity and Security to eliminate the terrorist threat within the camp, preventing ISIS from escalating its terrorist acts and creating a safer area for eastern Syria and the rest of the world,” the SDF said.

Read More: SDF launches counter-operation against ISIS in Al-Hol camp

The SDF, with the support of the U.S.-led Coalition and the Syrian Kurdish Asayish, last week staged an operation in Syria’s notorious Al-Hol camp that hosts thousands of ISIS families. 

According to a report of the European Commission's Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO) humanitarian organisations are allowed to provide life-saving activities in Al-Hol, including healthcare, water, and bread distribution.

This while all other activities are suspended until further notice.