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Jakarta Post

Indonesia facing 'difficulty' in verifying nationality of dead pregnant woman in Syria

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, August 1, 2019   /  02:15 pm
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Displaced Syrian women and children walk toward the Al-Hol camp on Feb. 7, 2019 in Al-Hasakeh, northeastern Syria. (AFP/Fadel Senna)

The Indonesian Embassy in Damascus is seeking to verify information about a pregnant woman whose body was recently discovered at the Kurdish-run Al-Hol refugee camp in Al-Hasakah, northeastern Syria.  The woman is believed to be an Indonesian national and an Islamic State (IS) sympathizer, but the war in Syria is complicating efforts to verify her citizenship. "The armed conflict and violence in Syria make the verification process more difficult and complex," Foreign Ministry spokesperson Teuku Faizasyah said in a statement made available to The Jakarta Post on Wednesday night. The discovery of the woman's body in a tent at the Al-Hol camp was first reported by Syria's Hawar News Agency. According to Hawar, the woman had been identified as Sodermini or Sudarmini and was believed ...