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DEIR EZZOR – Islamic State (ISIS) militants ransacked civilian houses on Tuesday, in Syria’s eastern Deir ez-Zor Governorate. Activists reported that ISIS-controlled al-Hisba police confiscated dozens of satellite receivers.
ISIS, in a pamphlet, claimed that the confiscations were part of a broader campaign against “corrupt television.” That campaign has reached the cities of al-Mayadin and al-Bukamal in Deir ez-Zor Governorate.
“After collecting the devices, ISIS militants destroyed them in public,” local media activist Samer al-Khalaf told ARA News. The radical group has also arrested dozens of people for trying to hide their satellite receivers.
In a related development, local sources told ARA News that ISIS has shut down the Internet in al-Bukamal.
“ISIS has tightened security measures in al-Bukamal and its surroundings. Nobody is allowed to leave the city under any circumstances,” al-Khalaf reported.
Reporting by: Helin Saeed
Source: ARA News