Three Women Found Dead At Syrian Camp

Authorities found three dead women in the notorious Al-Hol refugee camp in northwestern Syria amid a string of recent murders at the camp.

Nahr Media agency reported Wednesday that an Iraqi national was among the dead, while the two others could not be identified at the time.

All the three women were shot with bullets, the report said, adding that the Iraqi woman was found in her tent with two bullets to her head and one in her shoulder in the camp’s first sector.

The other two women were found hours later dumped near a mosque in the camp’s fourth sector. “Unknown gunmen used silencer pistols and shot each of them with two bullets to the head,” the report said, adding investigation has been launched into the shooting.

The latest violence brings the death toll in the camp to nine since the beginning of this year, and the reason behind their assassinations remained unknown.

Al-Hol, in the Kurdish-controlled northeast, is Syria’s largest camp for displaced people. It houses about 56,000 displaced Syrians and Iraqi refugees, some of whom are linked by family or other ties to IS members.


© Fourth Estate® — All Rights Reserved.
This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.