Kurdish forces enter refugee camp in Syria to eliminate Isis cells

At least 5,000 troops and police begin security operation to tackle growing threat from sleeper groups

Kurdish forces in north-east Syria have begun a security operation inside the al-Hawl refugee detention camp in an attempt to eliminate Isis sleeper cells that have become increasingly active over the last few months.

Around 5,000–6,000 Kurdish troops and Asayish security police, led by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) military, entered the camp on Sunday to conduct searches and arrests in what is expected to be a 15-day operation.

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