The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) security forces, commonly known as Asayish, have foiled an attempt to smuggle ISIS wives and children out of the notorious al-Hawl camp in northeast Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported on March 20.
The attempt was foiled thanks to surveillance cameras installed inside the camp. The cameras were able to detect the smuggler.
“Security forces thwarted the smuggling of five Russian women, accompanied by 13 of their children, from the families of the Islamic State … A woman attempted to smuggle them out of the camp, she is the wife of an ISIS official responsible for the affairs of the group’s non-Syrian fighters who were killed,” the SOHR’s report reads.
According to the monitoring group, the smuggler and ISIS wives attempted to sneak out of the camp through the side fence. However, they were immediately busted.
More than 66,000 people, including 40,000 family members of ISIS fighters, are being held in the al-Hawl camp, which is located in the eastern al-Hasakah countryside.
Recently, the al-Hawl camp became notorious for the criminal activities of ISIS wives. In the most recent incident, that took place last week, an Iraqi refugee was murdered in the camp by these terrorists with a sledgehammer.