Iraqi National Security Adviser Qasim al-Araji warns international community of the danger of Islamic State in al-Hol camp

Iraqi National Security Adviser Qasim al-Araji issued a strong warning to the international community of the danger of delaying a resolution to the crisis of the al-Hol camp in northeastern Syria, which is home to thousands of Islamic State (IS) terrorists.

The danger of the IS presence in al-Hol camp is not limited to northeast Syria, but also threatens the entire region, especially Iraq. This was made clear by al-Araji during a conference held on Saturday at the al-Nahrain center which was attended by various western ambassadors and representatives of United Nations members and organizations.

Al-Araji said that the extremist terrorist organization still poses a real danger inside the camp, which is located ten kilometers from the Iraqi border.

Al-Araji called on the international community to make real and serious efforts to dismantle the camp, transfer all terrorists to their countries, and prosecute them, adding that every day that IS families stay in the camp means another day of hatred, malice, and terrorist financing.

Al-Araji referred to the January attack on al-Sina’a prison in al-Hasakah, saying that there are continuous attempts by Islamic State to break the prisons that hold the leaders of the terrorist organization.

It is noteworthy that Iraq, in order to prevent the infiltration of IS terrorists into its territory, has begun building a concrete wall on its border with Syria.

It is also reported that the Iraqi government issued a decision to transfer 450 Iraqi families from the al-Hol camp to a new camp in Iraqi territory.