Reports have confirmed that ISIS has launched an arrest campaign against civilians in Deir-ez-Zor, including many women, without explaining the reasons for their arrest.
At the same time, ISIS imposed a fine of 500,000 Syrian pounds on a woman from the eastern countryside of the province, after arresting her on charges of attacking one of ISIS militants "with her shoe".
ISIS militants raided civilian houses in the village of ash-Shihel in the eastern countryside of Deir-ez-Zor in search for wanted men accused of cooperating with "anti-ISIS apostates". The organization had also arrested a civilian in the village of al-Asharah on charges of insulting the organization's leaders.
In addition, ISIS militants have executed four men in Abu Kamal, two of them in al-Fayhaa square and two in al-Masriyah roundabout in the city center, on charges which vary between dealing with the FSA, communicating with foreign parties, and following the Sufi religious faith.
Activist Saad al-Dairi said "ISIS has informed the family of Hashem Hatem Al-Omair (18 years old), from the city of Abu Kamal, that he was executed on charges of communicating with the FSA."
For his part, media activist Abu Hussein al-Dairi said ISIS has "executed Mahmoud Khidir ash-Shabaan by binding him to two cars that drove in opposite directions, which split his body in half, on charges of dealing with foreign parties".
Dairi added that "the organization has executed the media activist in the Deir-ez-Zor News Center, Mustafa Hass (nicknamed "Steve"), and a former correspondent for Sham News Network, by putting them in a tower, and detonating it with an improvised explosive device, on charges of communicating with foreign parties".
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