Iraqi authorities move over 160 Islamic State families from Mosul to Kirkuk
A total of 165 families of Islamic State (IS) have recently been relocated from Hamam al-Alil camp near Mosul to Lailan Camp in Kirkuk province.
The IS families were all arrested during the military operations in 2017 to liberated Hawija (some 55 kilometers southwest of Kirkuk) from the jihadists of IS.
According to a report by Kurdistan 24, 116 IS families were stationed at Lailan Camp in Kirkuk after the Iraqi authorities moved them from Hamam al-Alil in southern Mosul, Nineveh province.
It was not clear where the remaining IS families were moved, a member of Kirkuk provincial council said. He noted that the IS families must be observed constantly, and that Rakan al-Jabouri, the Baghdad-appointed governor would possibly be summoned to the council for elaboration on the issue.
Amnesty International said in a report late in August that hundreds of IDP families have recently been moved out of Hamam al-Alil camp, something that the human rights advocacy organization finds to be “extremely disturbing”.
However, based on the report by Amnesty International, the IDP families were moved from the camp to their hometown, Hawija.