Kurdistan region: Syrian Kurdish officials have stepped up security measures at the al-Hol camp in Hasaka, northeast Syria after a female Islamic State (ISIS) prisoner stabbed a guard with a knife and escaped on Wednesday.
“Today, an ISIS woman in al-Hol camp had asked the camp administration to leave for shopping. She was allowed and was escorted out by a security member of the camp. But on the way, the ISIS woman stabbed the security member in the back,” Sheikh Mus Ahmed, an official in charge of all camps in northern and eastern Syria, told Rudaw.
The camp official did not identify the attacker by name or nationality.
Stricter measures, including a curfew, have been imposed “disallowing exit from the camp from anyone until the woman is arrested,” he added.
The Iranian Kurdish security officer, named as Izzadin Ahmed, survived the attack. A photograph published by Hawar, a news agency close to the Kurdish-led People’s Protection Units (YPG), shows the guard being treated in a Hasaka hospital with the blade still protruding from his back.
Health authorities in Hasaka told Rudaw the guard will remain in the city’s hospital until tomorrow and is expected to recover.
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