ISIS terrorist group bans trade in Syrian and other currencies in Deir Ezzur and Raqqa
Local sources said that trade in Syrian and other currencies has been banned by the ISIL terrorists in Deir Ezzur and Raqqa cities.
The sources said that ISIL’s financial department has issued a new directive based on which residents of Raqqa and Deir Ezzur are committed to trade only in gold, silver and copper coins and are not allowed to change them into any currency.
The sources further said that the entire coins and currencies of ISIL have been evaluated based on the US dollar, adding ISIL intends to get rid of its currency and is trying to earn as much as possible before loosing the regions under its control.
ISIL has also banned exchange shops from changing other currencies, vowing to punish violators.
Reports said on Friday that the predominately Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) continued the fourth phase of the anti-ISIL Euphrates Rage Operation in Raqqa and managed to capture three more villages, closing off the last supply line of the terrorists to the ISIL-held city of Raqqa in Northeastern Syria.
The SDF engaged in fierce clashes with the ISIL East of Raqqa city and managed to seize control over the villages of Hamra Qanam, Hamra Ablu Yatiyeh and Madar.
Field sources confirmed that the last supply line of ISIL terrorists to Raqqa city was cut off after the SDF took control over the village of Hamra Qanam.
The ISIL lost a number of forces in the SDF advances.
Local residents said on Sunday that the ISIL’s mortar attacks on residential areas and execution of innocent people have turned the Eastern province of Deir Ezzur into a new bloodbath.
Local people said that simultaneous with the Syrian Army’s rapid advances against terrorists in different battlefields the ISIL’s mortar units shelled residential areas in Harabesh region near Deir Ezzur’s airbase and al-Joureh region Northwest of the city, killing at least 15 and wounding 63 more.
Also hospital sources said that casualties may rise due to the bad health conditions of some of the injured.
The Human Rights Watchdog, meantime, announced that ISIL executed 19 civilians in Eastern Syrian, including two children and two women.
The local sources said that the ISIL has kidnapped a number of civilians in several regions whose fate in still unknown.