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Wednesday, 10 August 2022 01:17 GMT

Over 100 deaths at Syrian camp operated by Kurds


(MENAFN) The United Nations reported that over 100 individuals had been murdered at a remote refugee camp in northeastern Syria during the past 18 months, suggesting that the Kurdish militia groups in charge of the packed facility are having difficulty keeping its residents safe.

Imran Riza, the United Nation's resident coordinator for Syria, claimed that since January last year, at least 106 murders had been recorded at the al-Hol camp near the Iraqi border. Riza described the camp as a " very harsh place."

Riza stated that "many" of the victims have been women and noted that there was a" great deal of gender-based violence " within the camp, despite the fact that many of the killings are still unexplained. The majority of its 56,000 inhabitants—94 percent—are women and children who have either escaped the Islamic State terrorist organization or who are blood relatives of IS soldiers and have been refugees at some time during Syria's ten-year civil war.

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