U.S. forces are evacuating an unspecified number of ISIS-affiliated women from the infamous al-Howl camp in the al-Hasakah, the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported on October 20.
“American occupation forces are moving wives of members of ISIS terrorist organization from al-Howl camp east of the city of al-Hasakah city, while occupation helicopters are intensely flying over the camp,” the state-run agency’s report said.
The al-Howl camp, which is controlled by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), is hosting thousands of local and foreign ISIS relatives and suspected members of the terrorist group. A large number of the foreigners are Western citizens.
The Kurdish-led group and the U.S. have been calling on Western countries to take back their citizens for about a year now. However, this is yet to happen.
The northeast of Syria is facing uncertainty due the ongoing Turkish offensive and the withdrawal of U.S. forces. Eralier, President Donald Trump announced that some of the most dangerous ISIS terrorists were moved by the U.S. to a secure location out of the region.
The reported evacuation of some ISIS wives from the al-Howl camp is likely being carried out due to the exact same reasons.
Header: US forces at Tanf base along the Syrian-Iraqi border, via Wiki Commons.