ISIS women and children will be moved from Syria to a camp in Zummar, a subdistrict in Nineveh province

Syria, Al-Hol Camp, eastern Hassakah province, at an altitude of 5,000 meteres. Photo: Exclusive to KirkukNow

Ammar Aziz- Nineveh

Thousands of ISIS women and their children will be moved to new camp in Zummar subdistrict, 60 km north west of Mosul.

According to the commissioner of the Zummar and a member of the Iraqi Council of Representative, a thousand tent camp is being established in the subdistrict. 50 percent of it has been completed.

Ahmad Jafar, Zummar commissioner, said, “building the camp has started for three months. 50 percent of it is completed and ISIS women and their children are supposed to be transferred to the camp.”

“We have not been informed about the establishment of the camp, even the governor of Nineveh was not informed. People of Zummar disagree with opening the camp because they think it will lead to lack of security stability and service delivery,” he added.

It will lead to lack of security stability and service delivery

Sherwan Jamal, who is an Iraqi parliament member and who has investigated the reason for building the camp, explained that, “the camp is being built for the women and children of ISIS.”

He showed disagreement with building the camp and claimed, “we will try our best to prevent the establishment of the camp as soon as possible and will collect signatures for it in the Council of Representative.”

We will try our best to prevent the establishment of the camp as soon as possible

Zummar is a disputed subdistrict between Kurdistan Regional Government and Federal Government. The subdistrict is part of Tal Afar district, 63 km west of Mosul.

ISIS women and their children have been entered in al-Hol camp in Hasakah province, north-eastern Syria.  

Rojhalat Ali, an advisor to the refugee camp in Jazira region, north-eastern Syria, stated, “72 thousand people who are ISIS women and children, Yazidis, and as well as people who were displaced due to Baghouz offensive live in the camp." Baghouz was the last foothold of ISIS in Syria.

The camp is near Iraqi border through which ISIS women have tried to sneak into Iraq where they were shot.

ISIS women and their children were supposed to be moved to Hammam Al Alil, Jida’a, Haj Ali camp in southern Nineveh but Jamal said, “people refused the decision which, as a result, was not implemented.”

Moving ISIS women and their children to the camp in Zummar will start in early March according to the parliament member.

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