The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Vandalism | Jihadists continue looting remaining contents of Zayzon power plant

The jihadi groups are still vandalizing and looting public properties disregarding the locals repeated demands to maintain the infrastructure in areas under their control. In this context, reliable sources have informed SOHR that jihadi groups operating under the banner of Hayyaat Tahrir Al-Sham was destroying the walls of Zayzon power plant in the past few days in the western countryside of Hama. The jihadists extracted steel in order to sell them in scrap market.


On May 6, SOHR sources reported that Hayaat Tahrir Al-Sham and the Turkistan Islamic Party sold their shares from Zayzon power plant to a scrap dealer in rural Idlib.


SOHR activists monitored 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 were extracting minerals from the plant for years.


Since 2015, the thermal plant has been under the control of HTS and Turkistan Islamic Party.