More than 9,000 foreign IS relatives seek asylum in Syrian camp

More than 9,000 foreigners, mostly children, linked to the Islamic State group are staying at a camp for the displaced in northeast Syria, Kurdish spokesman Luqman Ahmi said Monday.

The foreigners in Al-Hol camp include more than 6,500 children. That figure is from a week ago, Ahmi said, before the US-led Kurdish-backed Syrian Democratic Forces announced the end of the IS caliphate in the eastern village of Baghouz.

Tens of thousands of people have fled the shrinking jihadist bastion over the past few months. Women and children have been trucked north to Kurdish-held camps for the displaced like Al-Hol.

Source: VOV5