Daraa: Riad Al-Zein – Qamishli. London: «Middle East»
Three people, including a woman and a child, were killed in al-Hol camp, as a result of clashes between Kurdish security forces and “cells” affiliated with ISIS that used shells in their attack on the camp, known as the “statelet of al-Hol”, northeastern Syria.
Al-Hol, located in Al-Hasakah Governorate, includes about 56 thousand people, more than half of them are under 18 years old, according to the United Nations. It also includes about ten thousand families of foreign ISIS members who are in a special section under heavy security. The camp witnesses from time to time security incidents, including escape operations, attacks against guards or humanitarian workers, or murders affecting its residents.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that there has been tension in the al-Hol camp since Monday, against the backdrop of clashes that erupted between the Kurdish security forces (Asayish), which is responsible for the security of the camp, and “cells” affiliated with the extremist organization.
The confrontations, in which rocket-propelled grenades were used, resulted in the killing of a woman and a child, in addition to a member of the organization’s cells, and the injury of four women and six children.
On the other hand, the Druze-dominated governorate of As-Suwayda, in southern Syria, witnessed tension and clashes last Tuesday afternoon, between local armed groups from the people of As-Suwayda and the forces of the regime, following the “arrest” of members of a Lebanese Druze delegation that was on its way to visit As-Suwayda.