As foreign governments refuse to repatriate their nationals in Al-Hol Camp, ISIS cells continue escape attempts

AL-HOL, Syria — While foreign governments’ persist in their refusal to repatriate their nationals from camps and prisons administered by the Democratic Autonomous Administration (DAA) of North and East Syria, ISIS cells have attempted to drive the wives of ISIS members through Jarablus and into Turkey.

Although security forces in Al-Hol Refugee Camp stopped numerous escape attempts, several women managed to escape and reach Turkey through areas controlled by Turkish-backed factions, according to testimonies of women who tried to flee the camp.

Asma Mohamed Al-Wadi (40), the wife of an ISIS member from Tunisia, told North Press Agency that she fled the camp with a Russian woman and tried to reach Turkey before they were arrested and taken to a prison for ISIS members in Hasakah.

Al-Wadi, a mother of three, adds that a person in Turkey named Abu Ahmed and the Russian women who accompanied her arranged for her to escape.

The northern Syrian city of Jarabulus is usually the destination of women who manage to escape the camp. They often pay thousands of dollars to reach Turkey and cross into other countries, the sources said.