Strengthening presence in Syria | Iranian organization restores and renames destroyed mosques in Deir Ezzor
Deir Ezzor province: SOHR activists have reported that Iranian Jihad Al-Binaa organization has been restoring destroyed Sunni mosques and renaming them leaving their mark in the region.
On the same context, the organization renamed Al-Farouq mosque in Al-Taiba neighbourhood in Al-Mayadin city to Al-Hamza mosque after restoring it.
Similarly, Al-Farouq mosque in Mahkan town in Al-Mayadin countryside was restored and renamed to Mahkan Al-Kabeer mosque.
On November 25, SOHR activists reported that the “Shiite Islamic Waqf” in Deir Ezzor city dominated several Sunni Muslim mosques, including al-Hassan and al-Hussein mosque in al-Jourah neighbourhood, Ammar Bin Yasser in al-Ommal neighbourhood, mosques in Harabish neighbourhood in Deir Ezzor city, mosques in al-Huseinyya town, Abdulrahman Ibn Ouf in Jam’iyyat al-Hezb neighbourhood, al-Karaj and Abdullah Ibn Abbas mosques in al-Bokamal city.
Meanwhile, the “Shiite Islamic Waqf”, backed by the Iranian-backed militiamen, established several “hosayniyas” (a “hosayniya” is a congregation hall for Twelver Shia Muslim commemoration ceremonies, for their proxy militiamen, where the Shiite Azan was used and Shiite ritual was practiced) in Hatla town in east of the Euphrates river.
Moreover, the “Shiite Islamic Waqf” took over Imam Ali shrine in al-Suay’a town in Deir Ezzor countryside.
The Iranian-backed militias imposed dominance on Ain Ali shrine in al-Quriyyah desert in the east of Dear Ezzor, in an archaeological area found hundreds of years ago, and turned it into a holy site visited by Shia Syrian and non-Syrian Muslims. The militias also seized several plots of land near the shrine to establish rest houses and hotels for the reception of visitors and pilgrims.