500 Iraqi families returned from Syrian al-Hol camp


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SULAIMANI — Iraqi Foreign Minister Fouad Hussein said on Wednesday (May 11) that 500 Iraqi families have been returned from the Syrian al-Hol camp to Iraq.

Hussein made the comment during a ministerial meeting of the US-led anti-Islamic State (IS) global coalition members in Morocco.

Hussein said that the families, mostly women and children, had been taken to the Al-Jada camp in Nineveh province.

He did not say when exactly the families were returned to Iraq.

Hussein also said that humanitarian aid should be provided for the families in the al-Hol camp, and IS militants should be prevented from infiltrating the camp.

Al-Hol camp hosts thousands of displaced families, including family members of IS militants.

(NRT Digital Media)