A security campaign targeting ISIS affiliated members in Syria..Are there any Lebanese among them?

Over the course of 24 days, a massive security campaign targeted the al-Hol camp in northeastern Syria, which houses tens of thousands of women and children associated with the terrorist organization ISIS.

The campaign, which was launched on August 25, was carried out by the Internal Security Forces of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in cooperation with members of the international coalition led by the United States, and resulted in the arrest of dozens of extremists and the confiscation of various weapons. Also, sleeper cells of ISIS were discovered, while a number of women who had been detained and tortured inside the camp were liberated.

In the context, information says “Lebanon 24” Quoting official sources in Al-Hol camp, “the number of detainees during the campaign reached 226, including 35 women,” explaining that “these nationalities are different, and most of them are Iraqis.” She added, “The security campaign faced minor problems that did not affect its context, while the detainees are still They are being investigated under the supervision of the responsible security authorities.”

However, the sources denied that there were any Lebanese detainees so far during the campaign, but added: “With the investigations, we do not know what will be revealed to the security authorities because investigations are still ongoing, noting that some of those arrested were previously involved in combat campaigns. in Syria and Iraq.

The sources explained that “the campaign put pressure on the camp’s residents, but it was very necessary,” noting that “what happened there may happen again, depending on the situation,” and continued: “There were fears that there would be a reaction from the pro-ISIS parties within the camp, except The security operation passed peacefully, and it is expected that it will be repeated when the need arises.

She concluded: “The military solution within the camp is an important part, but it is not the only one. What is required is the intervention of states to treat their nationals who are in the camp as soon as possible.”

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