WASHINGTON – a team of intruders whom disguised themselves as safety forces protecting refugee that is al-Hol in northeastern Syria have actually helped smuggle away a few females connected to the Islamic State (IS) fighters, regional authorities told VOA.
“Some smugglers placed on SDF uniforms or safety authorities clothes, plus they assisted some IS ladies escape the camp for the money,” stated Judy Serbilind, whom monitors IS female affiliates detained during the overcrowded camp.
Serbilind refused to reveal how many the escaped women but said there have been dozens. She stated a lot of them originated from outside of Syria, especially from European countries.
“We think that they fled to Idlib then to Turkey. We think many of them might get in touch with the embassies of these nations plus some (will) stay static in Turkey.”
Al-Hol is a makeshift encampment set up for many who had been displaced throughout the war against IS with in eastern Syrian province of Dir el-Zour. The camp’s population skyrocketed from about 10,000 refugees in December 2018 to over 70,000 by April 2019 carrying out A u.s.-led operation that beaten IS from the final stronghold of Baghouz.
After several escape incidents, fearing a more substantial effort by is always to infiltrate the camp, Kurdish-led safety forces whom guard the camp immediately increased their figures around the area, Serbilind told VOA. Continue reading