Transport and mobility in the areas under ISIS control

Exclusive – Raqqa is being slautered silently

ISIS controls on a wide geographical area with the regime and the free army areas and the Turkish state, which impose a necessity for the Syrian civilian to move between those areas, according to his need, but ISIS imposed a lot of constraints under various pretexts.

When I wanted to travel to turkey with my family to spend the holiday of Eid Al-Adha, I had to take an approval from the security office of ISIS, this is what one of the pharmacists said to the reporter of “RBSS” continuing and say: because I work at the medical field m I have to sign periodically at the pharmacists syndicate, which forcing me to get a security approval to go out of the areas that under ISIS control

ISIS issued a decision in May of this year, prevents doctors from all specialties to leave the areas of ISIS control and put them under threat of confiscation of their properties, in case leaving without the approval , where one of the doctors preferred not to say identify himself said : the board of health of ISIS refused to give the approval to go out of the city , threatened him to confiscate his own clinic with all its contents in the case he left the city .

Doctor added : ISIS is pushing the doctors and force them to work at its hospital that treating her fighters , after the escape of most of the doctors from the areas under its control to Europe and turkey and arresting some of the doctors with the accusation of working with foreign organizations , our areas suffer from a severe shortage of medical expertise, the remains of the remaining doctors and the workers in the medical field are treating the civilians at ISIS areas , also ISIS suffers from a severe shortage of field doctors and residents in hospital at

ISIS also issued a decision prevents the owners of the trucks from leaving its areas without a paper from the Zakat boarder proves that the owner paid the legal zakat , Ahmad is a driver of a truck transporting between ISIS areas and Idlib countryside says : the last checkpoint of ISIS that separates the areas of ISIS and between Aleppo countryside that controlled by the free army and ask from us the paper of  pay Zakat imposed by ISIS on the loaded goods , sometimes it came up to 300$ , with rising fuel prices and ISIS imposed on us the Zakat, that what increase the burdens of life

The harassment was not limited for doctors and truck drivers , with the prevalence of the checkpoints in and outside the city , which has become a real horror for the rest of the civilians staying in ISIS areas , where every civilian is accused with being traitor unless otherwise was proved ,Abo Hussien is one of the civilians in Deir Alzor  and moving a lot between Raqqa and Deir Alzor to get treatment said : crossing the checkpoints is now for me and for a lot of people I know a real panic , especially after targeting these checkpoints by the alliance aviation attacks ,  ISIS has deliberately to strict inspection for each person, and delay the citizens at checkpoints , not to mention the ready-made charges such us smoking , traitor and exceeded the borders , that caused the arrest of many young people without any right, so I was afraid to go by these checkpoints, even if the disease has worsens me.

A lot of decisions were issued about ISIS preventing the women in general from traveling outside of its areas , but it was modified and low the pressure on civilians where women are prevented from traveling to the regime areas , but they can go to turkey and the free army areas m specifying that women on age 50 years old can travel with one of the family men only in case of a medical situation , at the time women under the age 50 are prevented from leaving ISIS areas m except the medical cases and after taking the approval from the medical office of ISIS

media activist from the city of Raqqa, student at the Faculty of Law at the University of the Euphrates. Director of the Media Office of Raqqa, founding member of "Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently", founding member of the documentary project of "Sound and Picture". I work in documenting violations committed by Assad's regime and ISIS group and extremist organizations inside the city of Raqqa, as I work in programming, design and visual media. I hold a certificate of coach in digital security, and a certificate of journalist coach, and a certificate in documenting violations against human rights, and a certificate in electronic advocacy. I underwent a training under the supervision of "Cyber-Arabs" in collaboration with the Institute for War and Peace "IWPR", about the management of electronic websites and leadership of advocacy campaigns, and a training of press photography under the supervision of the photojournalist "Peter Hove Olesen".

1 Comment

  1. raqqa
    October 2, 2015 - 5:01 pm

    help raqqa!!

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