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Russian Woman Murdered In Notorious Al-Hawl Camp In Northeastern Syria


Russian Woman Murdered In Notorious Al-Hawl Camp In Northeastern Syria

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A Russian woman has been murdered in the notorious al-Hawl camp in northeastern Syria, several sources reported on October 17.

The al-Hawl camp, which is located in eastern al-Hasakah, is hosting 67,000 people, including 40,000 family members of ISIS fighters. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) is running the camp with support of the U.S.-led coalition.

The victim, who was in her third decade, was the wife of an ISIS fighter. The woman was murdered in the late hours of October 15. Multiple hits on her head and other parts of hear body claimed her life. Her identity was not unvealed.

Many of the foreigners being held in al-Hawl are Russian, including dozens of children. Some of the children there lost their parents during the war on ISIS.

Russia is working with the local authorities in northeastern Syria to evacuate Russian children from al-Hawl. Moscow announced on October 16 the evacuation of 27 children from the camp. This was the ninth of such batches.

Earlier this month, the SDF allowed thousands of Syrians to leave the crowded camp in order to improve security there. However, the situation there is still dangerous. Some ISIS wives are actively working to implement the terrorist group’s laws in the camp.




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