Al-Hol camp in northeast Syria's Hasakah province houses more than 65,000 people including around 20,000 children. The majority are women, wives and widows of IS fighters. Several foreign countries have refused to repatriate their nationals held in the camp.
An additional 2,000 women from 57 countries and their approximately 8,000 children are placed in a separate, heavily guarded section of the camp known as the Annex.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a British-based monitoring group, reported Nov. 16 that security forces affiliated with the Kurdish-led Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria found the bodies of two girls in the sewers of al-Hol camp.
According to the group, “The two bodies that were found belonged to two minors of Egyptian nationality who went missing and were found killed with a sharp object within the immigrants' section of the camp.”