ISIS leader arrested in Al-Hol Camp security operation

HASAKAH, Syria — Based on the confessions of Islamic State (ISIS) operatives recently arrested during the Humanity and Security Campaign conducted in Al-Hol Refugee Camp, counter-terrorism units of the Internal Security Forces (ISF) of North and East Syria were able to carry out a thorough operation that resulted in the arrest of the top ISIS official in the camp, Ahmed Khashea, aka Abu Khaled.

According to the sources, Abu Khaled was born in Qaim in the Iraqi Province of Anbar in 1992.

The ISF have arrested six others from the camp for connections to the Islamic State.

The ISF, in coordination with the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), launched the Humanity and Security Campaign in Al-Hol Refugee Camp to root out the Islamic State presence in the camp. The security situation in the camp degraded over the last few months with 47 people killed since the beginning of the year.

Co-Chair of the Foreign Relations Commission of the Democratic Autonomous Administration (DAA) of North and East Syria Fanar al-Kaiet pointed out that the DAA cannot solve the problem of ISIS ideology within the camp with its limited resources and needs international assistance.

The security campaign carried out by the ISF in Al-Hol Camp will not be enough to eliminate the extremist ideology of ISIS, said al-Kaiet, who called on the international community to assume responsibility for its citizens who travelled to Syria to join the Islamic State through repatriation or establishing a joint court to prosecute them in Syria.