Situation in Syria and Iraq

Over 600 Daesh relatives transferred from Syrian Hasakah province to Iraq

by Tasnim News

More than 600 relatives of Daesh (ISIL or ISIS) Takfiri terrorists have been moved from the perilous al-Hawl detention camp in the province of Hasakah in northeastern Syria to neighboring Iraq by militants supported by the US.

The so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said in a statement on Friday that the Kurdish militants handed over around “620 people, all of whom were relatives of Daesh members” to the Iraqi government.

The men, women and children belonged to 150 families and left the notorious camp on Thursday, an unnamed Kurdish official in northern Syria said.

The camp is located on the southern outskirts of the town of al-Hawl in Syria’s energy-rich Hasakah province, where US occupation forces and its allied militants are actively present. Besides the internally displaced, families of Daesh terrorists also reside there.

It houses around 55,000 people, the United Nations reported in June.

This year, Iraq should repatriate 500 families from al-Hawl camp, according to the official Iraqi News Agency.

Around 300 people participated in the first return of Iraqi Daesh families from the camp in May of last year.

Another 50 Daesh Takfiri terrorists from Iraq were returned to their country in early June.

Iraq declared victory over Daesh in December 2017 following a three-year military counterterrorism operation.

However, the terror group’s surviving members continue to launch sporadic attacks across Iraq in an effort to reorganize and commit new acts of violence.

Daesh has intensified its terrorist attacks in Iraq since January 2020, when the United States assassinated top Iranian anti-terror commander General Qassem Soleimani and deputy commander of Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) or Hashd al-Sha’abi, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, near Baghdad International Airport.

Iraqi anti-terror resistance groups have repeatedly warned Baghdad that the remnants of Daesh active in Syria’s US-occupied east may find unhindered access to the Iraqi border and infiltrate into its western Anbar Province.

Back in April, an Iraqi legislator warned against the return of Daesh Takfiri terrorists and their families from al-Hawl camp, saying their comeback will increase acts of terrorism in the Arab country.

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