CENTCOM: US-led coalition heavily involved with SDF in al Hol Camp operation
The US Central Command (CENTCOM) on Wednesday confirmed in a statement that the US-led coalition was 'heavily involved' in supporting the Kurdish-led SDF (Syrian Democratic Forces) in a large-scale operation in Syria’s al-Hol camp.
“For the past two weeks, Syrian Democratic Forces have been conducting security operations in al-Hol displaced persons camp, resulting in the arrest of dozens of ISIS operatives and the dissolution of a major ISIS facilitation network both within the camp and throughout Syria,” Colonel Joe Buccino, CENTCOM communications director, said in the statement.
The US-led coalition is heavily involved in advising, assisting and enabling the SDF, who continue to conduct the security operation in coordination with the camp's administration officials, the statement said.
Located in Hasaka province, al-Hol is home to 55 thousand ISIS (Islamic State) suspects and their families and is run by the SDF who cleared the islamic militants from the region.
More than 90 percent of the residents in the camp are women and children from 60 countries, mostly from Syria and Iraq. Half of the children are under 12 years old.