ISIL Imposes Tax on Commodities Arriving in Deir Ezzur From Gov’t-Controlled Areas

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The ISIL terrorist group has imposed tax on the commodities flowing to Deir Ezzur province in Eastern Syria.

The new tax rates are imposed on foodstuff and some other goods merchants import to Deir Ezzur from areas under the control of the Syrian government and even the opposition forces.

The tax imposed by the ISIL has caused the prices of the foodstuff and some basic goods in Deir Ezzur to remarkably increase.

On Monday, several civilians in al-Joura neighborhood, one of Deir Ezzur’s army-controlled areas, were wounded in ISIL’s massive artillery attack that included an apparent testing of two-phase rockets.

“The ISIL is using new ammunition to target the army-controlled regions and has attacked al-Talae’h military base and al-Joura district with 100 rounds of two-stage rockets from its positions in al-Baqiliya village,” Samer al-Khalaf, a media activist in Deir Ezzur, said.

He added that the rockets blow up first in the sky with a trail of black smoke rising from them and then explode again when hitting the ground targets.

Khalaf said that it is the first time that the ISIL is using such weapons in Deir Ezzur.

The ISIL attacks were launched as the Syrian army inflicted heavy losses on the terrorists in Deir Ezzur province on Sunday, killing several militants and injuring many others.

The army units killed at least 7 ISIL terrorists and destroyed their military vehicle equipped with a 14.5milimeter machine in Tal Brouk, Northwest of Deir Ezzur city.

The Syrian army destroyed the terrorists’ weapons and ammunition in the surrounding areas of Panorama to the Southwest of the city of Deir Ezzur.

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