ANKARA

The terror group YPG/PKK set free Syrian families from a camp in northeastern Syria, local sources said on Monday.

YPG/PKK terrorists had previously released hundreds of Daesh/ISIS members from the camp in the town of al-Hol.

In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK – listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the US and the European Union – has been responsible for the deaths of nearly 40,000 people, including women, children, and infants. The YPG is the PKK’s Syrian branch.

The YPG/PKK built the camp in April 2017 in al-Hol town to keep civilians who fled clashes with Daesh/ISIS in Deir-Ez-Zor and also some Daesh/ISIS members and their families.

Civilians detained by the terror group are living in inhumane conditions in the camp, said local sources.

The UN and NGOs warn that the humanitarian situation in the camp is growing worse every day and have sought access to centers where Daesh/ISIS militants are held.

According to a UN official, the camp was initially built to house up to 10,000 internally displaced people but over 73,000 individuals remain interred.

The vast majority of those at the camp are women and children under the age of 12.

Al-Hol camp hosts thousands of foreign terrorist fighters from around 50 countries, as well as a large number of Syrian and Iraqi terrorists.

* Writing by Zehra Nur Duz

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