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More women prisoners linked to Islamic State released from al-Hol camp

The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces continue to empty al-Hol camp of Islamic State-affiliated Syrians.
Woman, child at al-Hol camp before being released

RAQQA, Syria — The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have released a seventh batch of women formerly affiliated with the Islamic State (IS) from al-Hol camp after years of detention. This release further carries out a November 2020 decision issued by the autonomous administration of northeast Syria to empty al-Hol camp of Syrian families.

Those released the evening of July 22 included 82 families (229 women and children). Most were under detention for familial links to IS fighters who were killed or are in SDF prisons.

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