Operation in Hol Camp continues targeting secret cells
From 28 March to 1 April around 6,000 members of the Autonomous Administration security forces have carried out an operation in Hol refugee and internment camp.
Deniz Çîya from the command of the anti-terrorist units of the self-government of Northern and Eastern Syria announced that the ‘Humanitarian and Security Operation’ against ISIS continues in Hol Camp.
From 28 March to 1 April around 6,000 members of the Autonomous Administration security forces have carried out an operation in Hol refugee and internment camp. The operation came after 47 ISIS murders since the beginning of the year. The camp houses 62,000 people. Over 125 suspected members of the Islamic State were caught during the operation.
The broad-based search is now followed by a phase of targeted operations. Precise raids against ISIS cells are now taking place on the basis of the prisoners' statements, among other things. Deniz Çîya from the command of the Counter Terrorism Forces (YAT) spoke to ANHA news agency about the progress of the operations.
Çîya said: “The operations that we are currently carrying out are being coordinated with the security authorities. Based on the information we receive, we raid cells we believe are dangerous and break them up. The information usually comes from the confessions of ISIS members who were captured in the first phase of the operation."
According to Çiya, 17 ISIS members have been captured in the course of these follow-up operations. "The ISIS members captured are highly dangerous people," Çiya said adding: “They are now in the hands of the security forces. There are still some cells in the camp. Our operations against them continue with determination. Thanks to our investigations into the cells, we were able to gain important information that will be helpful in our future struggle."