Kurds say 53 IS members arrested in Syria's Al-Hol camp

Kurdish forces said on Tuesday they had arrested 53 suspected Islamic State group members in a northeast Syria camp for relatives of jihadists, in an anti-IS security operation. The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) announced the launch on Sunday of the sweep in Al-Hol camp, which has been rocked by assassinations and breakout attempts. Kurdish authorities have warned that the settlement, home to almost 62,000 people, is turning into an extremist powder keg because of IS jihadists hiding out among camp residents. The Kurds’ Asayish security forces said they had “detained 53 IS members, …

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