Daesh compels people to pay al-Zakat in Deir Ezzor

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Well-informed sources told Deir Ezzor 24 Network that Daesh threatens capitalists in the Deir Ezzor countryside by sending them WhatsApp messages.

The sources emphasized that many civilians owning trade facilities such as ice plants, mills, and bakeries, and fuel traders, pharmacists, money exchangers, and owners of lathes received WhatsApp messages in the al-Izbah area. The civilians are already displaced people from the towns of Hattla, Khasham, and al-Tabiya.

The messages sent by unknown numbers and one-day-used SIMs included Zakat (alms) receipts bearing the Daesh seal. The messages called for the civilians to pay money ranging between $ 200 and $1,000 under the name of al-Kulfa al-Sultaniya. The money is to be transmitted to Daesh members’ families in the al-Hol Camp in the southeastern al-Hasaka countryside under the supervision of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).

The sources added that Daesh threatened to kidnap and kill those who refuse to pay money. The sources noted that Daesh warned non-military SDF’ employees to stop working with the SDF instantly.

Daesh members have always demanded the residents of the eastern Deir Ezzor countryside not to deal with the SDF or the International Coalition and to resign from the Autonomous Administration’s local councils and civil establishments. Daesh threatened to kill those who disobey its orders.

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