Two Moroccan nationals arrested in ISIS wing of Al-Hol Refugee Camp in North and East Syria with 80 cans of flammable material

AL-HOL, Syria – Two Moroccan nationals have been arrested in the Al-Hol Refugee Camp in North and East Syria during a raid which uncovered a cache of flammable material intended to be used in the manufacture of Molotov incendiary devices.

The Internal Security Forces (ISF) of North and East Syria, in collaboration with the camp guards, found nearly 80 cans of gasoline and isopropyl alcohol – highly flammable materials used to prepare Molotov incendiary devices. The two Moroccan women arrested are both accused of being involved in storing the materials and manufacturing incendiary devices.

Al-Hol Refugee Camp is the largest camp in North and East Syria, hosting nearly 70,000 refugees and displaced persons, including over 13,000 family members of foreign Islamic State (ISIS) members.

This is the second such cache found. A similar cache was found on 28 April.

The incendiary devices were likely to be used against the camps non-ISIS affiliated residents and camp guards.