Eight Kurds killed in Turkish attack on camp for Islamic State families

The Democratic Syrian Forces (FSD), an armed alliance led by Kurds, denounced yesterday that an air strike carried out on Wednesday by Turkey against the Al Hol camp, where tens of thousands of relatives of members of the jihadist group Islamic State ( IS), including thousands of children, killed eight Syrian Kurdish fighters.

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25 November 2022 Friday 02:30
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Eight Kurds killed in Turkish attack on camp for Islamic State families

The Democratic Syrian Forces (FSD), an armed alliance led by Kurds, denounced yesterday that an air strike carried out on Wednesday by Turkey against the Al Hol camp, where tens of thousands of relatives of members of the jihadist group Islamic State ( IS), including thousands of children, killed eight Syrian Kurdish fighters.

Turkish jets attacked the forces in charge of guarding the Al Hol camp, located in the eastern province of Al Hasaka, late on Wednesday, inflicting eight casualties on the Kurdish ranks, the armed coalition said in a statement on Thursday.

The FSD had confirmed the bombing, but they limited themselves to reporting that some relatives of Islamic State terrorists had escaped and could be arrested shortly after, without providing a balance of victims.

"The attack was cleverly planned by the (Turkish) occupation, which aims to facilitate the escape of detained Islamic State terrorists and their families from the camp and pave the way for a resurgence of the terrorist organization," they denounced.

According to the note, some prison facilities in Qamishli, also in Al Hasaka, and inside which there is a prison with prisoners of the Islamic State, among other infrastructures, were also the object of an action by Ankara troops.

The commander of the FSD, Mazlum Abdi, announced the suspension of its operations against the Islamic State due to the campaign of attacks that Turkey has been carrying out against northern Syria since last Saturday.

The armed alliance is one of the main actors in charge of security in the self-proclaimed Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria and is a key ally of the US-led international coalition fighting against the terrorist formation in Syria and Iraq. .

Syrian Kurdish forces seized their last stronghold in the country from Islamic State in March 2019, marking the formation's territorial defeat in Syria, although it still maintains active cells in the country's vast central desert.

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