Although months after ISIS was expelled from most of the areas it controlled in the city of Raqqa and Deir Ezzor, the injustices committed against civilians under the pretext of organization continued, but this time in new forms and ways.
This applies to areas under the control of the SDF militia, the regime forces and allied militias alike.Over the past two months, hundreds of abuses have been documented against civilians in both provinces, and their implementers have set up an “ISIS hanger” to justify it, making it a tool of revenge, a means of stabbing, killing and destroying.Dozens of houses were burned down and hundreds of them were stolen. These acts were justified as “families of ISIS.” The occupation of dozens of houses belonging to families belonging to ISIS in the rural areas of Raqqa and Deir Ezzor, Security headquarters were taken by the militias controlling the area.In addition, Euphrates Post documented the arrest of dozens of civilians by both the SDF and the regime, arbitrarily, especially in the villages of Deir Ezzor, and the charge that they were former members of the organization, without any evidence, and the phenomenon of enforced disappearance of civilians In a significant increase , Without any information or details about their fate, amid fears of liquidation.Areas under the SDF, the data indicate an increase in violations, due to the large number of militias in these areas,Although they are subject to the SDF, they act and issue their decisions individually,Taking advantage of the absence of any accountability for the crimes and abuses, especially at the checkpoints scattered in large areas of rural Deir Ezzor and Raqqa Which have witnessed repeated cases of blackmail of civilians threatened with arrest on charges of belonging to the organization, if they did not pay certain amounts estimated by the elements of the check point.These crimes and violations are complementary to other crimes committed against the sons of Deir Ezzor and al-Raqqa over the years of ISIS rule, and intensified in the last year,Through the intensive bombing and the campaign of genocide and the policy of the scorched earth launched by the coalition and the Russians and the regime and “SDF”, and coordination, to be killed in the city of Raqqa alone during the campaign to expel the organization from the city about a thousand civilians.
It should be noted that the United Nations and international organizations have also taken a “argument” from the ISIS to justify their shortfall and absence from the service of millions of civilians from Deir Ezzor and Raqqa,
The argument is that they are residents of areas under the control of the organization, although all the above mentioned parties, ISIS negotiated several times, when it comes to the safety of its employees, soldiers and elements.
“ISIS” was not limited to civilians living in Deir Ezzor and Raqqa, but extended to other areas of Syria, including the capital Damascus,Which documented, for example, the “Euphrates Post”, the arrest of the regime of more than 60 civilians from Deir Ezzor in the Dahadil district, on the grounds that they belong to the organization,The regime has banned the entry of the residents of Deir Ezzor and al-Raqqa into Damascus on the pretext that they are ISIS, which constitutes a blatant violation of the rights of civilians who suffered in the camps and the Badia areas
The other Syrian areas under the control of the opposition, the situation of displaced people from Deir Ezzor and Raqqa was not better than in the areas of the regime,
Especially in the north of Syria, which restricted access to civilians from the two provinces and stresses the pretext of fear of the presence of elements of the organization among the displaced, With the reference to the disappearance of some civilians from the two provinces after being arrested by the opposition factions, without knowing the fate of many of them.
This happened at a time when our network documented the occurrence of large-scale smuggling of leaders and elements of an organization from areas under their control, to other areas of Syria or to Turkey,With the help of the opposition factions in exchange for large sums of money, and escalated this phenomenon in the second half of last year, after the rise in the pace of the military campaign against the organization.
Violations by the opposition factions against the sons of Deir Ezzor and al-Raqqa in the north of Syria were also the cases of arrest, torture and financial extortion that were received by fighters belonging to some of the opposition factions,For the same “hanger”, and from these incidents what the “Euphrates Post” earlier documented, to arrest a woman and torture her by the “Liberation Front of the Sham”, under the pretext that her son “ISIS”. The network also documented the arrest of members of an entire family by Ahrar al-Sham, allegedly belonging to an organization.
It is worth mentioning here that some opposition factions occasionally announce the arrest of ISIS cells without providing evidence and evidence. There are also question marks about the fact that these factions did not apprehend cells of the regime, For ISIS,Despite the increasing incidents of assassinations, bombings and planting improvised explosive devices, which bear the hallmarks of the regime.
One of the sarcastic comments circulating among the residents of the North on this subject is that “the cells of the regime are not classified by terrorist lists of supporting countries.” Therefore, the opposition factions are limited to ISIS cells.