Tue. Jul 23rd, 2024

The Undersecretary for the Iraqi Ministry of Migration and Displacement, Karim Al-Nouri, revealed on Tuesday that Iraq is providing rehabilitation programs for all returnees from the Al-Hol camp in northeast Syria that houses suspects linked to ISIS.

Earlier in June, the ministry mentioned that Iraq and the United Nations had secured a deal that would evacuate all Iraqi nationals from the camp by 2027, Rudaw News reported.

The Al-Hol camp is located in the Syrian countryside of Al-Hasakah, near the Iraqi border, and is under the control of the US army and the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).

Statistics indicate that the Al-Hol camp accommodates more than 50,000 people, most of whom are women and children of ISIS militants.

In addition to foreign families of militants, estimated at about 10 thousand people, the camp also shelters families of displaced Syrians and Iraqis, some of whom are still in contact with ISIS.

In 2014, the terrorist group ISIS took control of large areas in Iraq and Syria before being defeated in 2017.

More than five million Iraqis had to flee the governorates of Nineveh, Salah Al-Din, parts of Kirkuk, Diyala, and Anbar because of ISIS control over these areas in 2014.

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