The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Gunmen of the organization enter Al-Shuhayl Hospital east of Deir Ezzor to acquitting themselves of a looting act took place earlier

Deir Ezzor Province – The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned from several reliable sources, that 4 gunmen of the “Islamic State” organization have entered the hospital of Al-Shuhayl town in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, and according to the information obtained by the SOHR; the ISIS members said to the hospital’s staff that they have not ask them for any money, and that a gang did so trying to discredit the “Islamic State”, and the organization’s gunmen will arrest them as soon as possible -as they claimed-, this action comes 2 days after unidentified persons threw a shroud in front of Al-Shuhayl Hospital claiming the hospital’s owners to pay money for the organization.

And the SOHR published yesterday the 29th of September 2019, that masked men belong to the “Islamic State” organization targeted by a grenade, the house of the engineer “Ahmed Al-Ali” (the head of the maintenance department of the water department in Deir Ezzor Military Council) in Al-Busayrah city, without causing casualties, where this targeting is the second one of kind during September, and reliable sources informed the SOHR that the targeting in the two occasions was not to kill “Al-Ali”, rather they aimed to push him to subject to the organization’s demands represented by paying 15000 U.S. dollars as “Zakat”, and he was informed to do so via text messages on his mobile phone included the necessity of deliver this sum of money to be agreed later on how the deal to be accomplished, and he was threatened via text messages to be killed in the case that he abstained from paying the abovementioned sum of money, but Al-Ali refused to pay, so he has been targeted twice during this month.

The SOHR’s reliable sources added that ISIS members threw a shroud with the name “Abu Ismael” written on it, in reference to one of the owners of Al-Shuhayl Hospital in Deir Ezzor countryside, as a threatening message of killing in the case that he abstained from paying the Zakat imposed upon him by the organization, where the organization tends to finance itself through collecting Zakat from merchants and contractors especially those who work in oil business and supplying, by talking to the wanted person face to face after knocking his door under the night’s darkness and directly threatening him, or by sending text messages on the mobile phones including the wanted sum of money, and in the case that the receiver agrees -and that what often happens-, another message is sent including the way of accomplishing the deal, and after paying the Zakat, the person is given a receipt in order to ensure that the cells of the organization will not trouble or attack him.