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ISIS Cells Go On A ‘Witch Hunt’ In Syria’s Deir Ezzor, Murder Elderly Man

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ISIS Cells Go On A ‘Witch Hunt’ In Syria’s Deir Ezzor, Murder Elderly Man

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ISIS announced on February 25 that its cells in the northeastern Syrian governorate of Deir Ezzor had murdered a local “sorcerer.”

The victim, an elderly man named Ali al-Kurihan, was shot and killed by two terrorists riding a motorcycle in the town of al-Sabha in southeastern Deir Ezzor. The region is controlled by the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).

Opposition activist Ibrahim al-Hussien confirmed to Enab Baladi that al-Kurihan, over 80-year-old, was murdered by ISIS cells. According to the activist, the man has been mute for the last 20 years.

ISIS Cells Go On A ‘Witch Hunt’ In Syria’s Deir Ezzor, Murder Elderly Man

Ali al-Kurihan, source: the internet

ISIS cells have been carrying out a real-life “witch-hunt” in the SDF-held part of Deir Ezzor for a while now. Over the last year, at least two other civilians accused of witchcraft were killed by the terrorist group. The most recent incident took place on April of 2020.

Earlier this year, the SDF carried out a large-scale operation against ISIS cells in Deir Ezzor. Nevertheless, the operation failed to put an end to the terrorist group’s activities.

To this day, ISIS is still trying to impose its radical laws in its former territory in northeastern Syria. The SDF and the US-led coalition are yet to take decisive actions.

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