200 displaced Syrians leave al-Hol camp

Uncategorized Taufiq Sugeng 08-Dec-2019

A Kurdish official said on Sunday that around 200 Syrian displaced people, mostly women and children, were heading home from an overcrowded desert camp in the north east of Syria.

Syria’s Kurds have been holding tens of thousands of civilians in camps following years of fighting ISIS. They started sending Syrian families home in June during battles over the overpopulated camp of Al-hol.

The UN estimates Al-Hol camp population to stand at around 70,000 people including at least 30,000 Iraqis, 28,000 Syrians and 10,000 foreign nationals. Many of which are relatives of alleged extremist fighters being held in detention.