Vandalism | Turkistan Islamic Party destroy Zizon thermal power plant in Sahl Al-Ghab
SOHR sources have reported that Hayaat Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) and the Turkistan Islamic Party sold their shares from Zizon thermal plant to a scrap dealer in rural Idlib.
The Syrian Observatory has monitored today the collapse of the cooling tower after being blown up by Turkestan members in order to extract minerals from it.
Dozens of young people from the area have been extracting minerals from the plant for years.
Since 2015, the thermal plant has been under the control of HTS and Turkistan Islamic Party.
On 2 May, SOHR reported that HTS members demolished public properties, south of Aleppo-Latakia highway, for selling the steel they extract form the ruins.
HTS exploits the poor unemployed young people in return for inconsiderable wages. Several buildings have been already destroyed in western Idlib near the administrative border with Hama province.
Reliable sources have informed the Syrian Observatory that HTS offered what remained of Zayzun thermal power plant as scrap in a public auction in Idlib.
On the other hand, members of the Turkistan Islamic Party were digging and extracting metal pipes from Sahl al-Ghab area in Hama countryside, near the administrative border with Idlib province.