Islamic State reinforces security in areas of control


An image showing civilians' movement in central Raqqa, ISIS' main stronghold in Syria. File photo

ARA News

Qamishli, Syria – The Islamic State group (IS/ISIS) announced the deployment of police patrols, known as “al-Hisba”, in the town of Margada, south of the city of Hasakah in northeastern Syria, in an attempt to administer the security zone and implement rules and regulations issued by the group in the area, locals reported on Wednesday.

Speaking to ARA News in Hasakah, civil rights activist Ahmed Husseini said that the IS radicals deployed patrols to apply more restrictions on residents of the area, forcing shops to close at prayer times, banning smoking, and controlling the permissible dress of women. 

“Al-Hisba group is entrusted with the educational control as well,” he said.

“The IS group also announced the development of its own curriculum to be taught in the town’s schools,” Husseini added, pointing out that the radical group has selected competent teachers and specialists to teach the new curriculum in Margada as well as other Syrian areas under the group’s control.

Additionally, the IS group started preparing legislative courses for those who would like to teach at the Islamic State’s schools. The new curriculum will include subjects such as the Arabic language, Sharia, science, history, physics and geography. 

Notably, the Islamic State announced in January, 2014, the formation of security units (al-Hisaba) in the al-Hol sub-district, in the eastern countryside of Hasakah, in northeastern Syria, to administer the region’s security and its military as well as public institutions.


Reporting by: Dilshad Mohammed

Source: ARA News

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