Al-Hol: What will become of the people there

“There is also regular violence – mostly initiated by those who emerged from Baghouz – towards aid workers, the camp’s administration, its security forces, and other camp residents, many of whom fled IS themselves,” writes Elizabeth Tsurkov in a new piece.

The article notes “Most camp residents are from Iraq (45 percent) and Syria (41 percent).” Also there is violence. “There is stone-throwing, as well as physical and verbal attacks – largely from women and children who came out of Baghouz….Many of the women who left Baghouz remain loyal to IS and view the longer-term residents of the camp with disdain, referring to them as ‘awwam’ (‘commoners’), the term the group used to describe the local populations under their control.”

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