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Iraq official warns of jihadist threat from Syria camp

SpaceWar.com reports: “The Al-Hol camp for displaced people in Syria is a jihadist threat and should be dismantled, a senior Iraqi security official said on Saturday.

Al-Hol, in the Kurdish-controlled northeast, is Syria’s largest camp for displaced people. It houses about 56,000 including displaced Syrians and Iraqi refugees, some of whom maintain links with the Islamic State group (IS).

About 10,000 are foreigners, including relatives of jihadists.

‘Each day that passes with the camp still there, hate grows and terrorism thrives,’ Iraq’s national security adviser, Qassem al-Araji, told an international conference about the camp.

IS ‘continues to represent a real threat at Al-Hol,’ Araji told delegates who included ambassadors from the United States and France…”

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