The SDF is calling for increased security at Al-Hol Camp where some 70,000 people linked to ISIS are being held. These calls have gained urgency following a number of escape attempts, as well as a message by ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi urging the group's cells to help such attempts.
Al-Hol camp in Syria is home to thousands of ISIS brides and orphaned children. This is presenting a challenge to the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), especially with the increasing hardships faced within the camp.
Many of the women and children currently living in the overpopulated al-Hol Camp in Syria are foreign citizens who left their country to join ISIS. With their countries refusing to take them back, the residents do not know what their fate will be.
A steady stream of so-called Islamic State (ISIS) "brides" and their children continue to arrive at the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF)-controlled al-Hol Camp, a sprawling desert camp designed to house less than a sixth of their number.