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Two children die every week at Syria's al-Hol camp, charity says

Fires are among the leading cause of death among children of suspected Islamic State fighters who are stranded in the al-Hol and Roj camps in northeast Syria.

An average of two children die every week in a sprawling displacement camp in northeast Syria housing families with suspected ties to the Islamic State, Save the Children said, warning that young people in Al-Hol camp are “simply wasting away.”

Of the 163 people to have died in Al-Hol camp so far this year, 62 of them were children, the international NGO said in a new report. From January to mid-August, 79 residents were murdered, including three children who were shot to death. 

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