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Violence down in Syria’s al-Hol camp but conditions remain 'horrifying'

The Islamic State has been smuggling boys out of displacement camps to train in the Syrian desert.

A five-day raid that targeted Islamic State members inside northeast Syria’s sprawling al-Hol detention camp in March appears to have led to a reduction in killings there, the US military reported.

The raid led to the arrest of 125 people in the camp, including what security forces there say was a five-member assassination squad of Iraqi men believed to have been involved in a series of grisly murders in the camp.

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