Security forces arrest ISIS women attempting to escape al-Hol camp: SOHR

Security forces on Thursday arrested ISIS families that attempted to escape Syria’s al-Hol camp.
Asayish forces in al-Hol camp (Photo: SOHR)
Asayish forces in al-Hol camp (Photo: SOHR)

ERBIL (Kurdistan24) – The Internal Security Forces (Asayish in Kurdish) on Thursday arrested three women and two children of ISIS families attempting to escape al-Hol camp, the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported on Thursday.

SOHR said the women and children were taken to a security centre after their arrest.

The al-Hol camp, controlled by the Syrian Kurdish Asayish, houses thousands of Iraqi, Syrian, and foreign ISIS families. 

On Dec. 28, security forces said they killed a senior ISIS official Abu Obeida al-Iraqi in Syria’s al-Hol camp in a joint operation with the US-led coalition. SOHR said his wife was also killed in the operation.

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