Siege and continuous shelling are common points between civilians residing in the neighborhoods under the control of Daesh organization and the neighborhoods under the control of the Assad forces.
The organization pursues the policy of collective punishment against all the trapped civilians of Deir Ezzour and prevents the entry of any food or medical equipment to them, and their only guilt is that they live within the “areas that are controlled by infidels,” according to the organization’s ideology. The loss of medicines led to the spread of diseases, with more than 15 cases of fever in the eastern countryside recorded within a week, as well as several cases of poliomyelitis, amid a significant lack of medical services, and the lack of medical staff cadres, coinciding with the increase of the number of casualties due to the intensity of aerial bombardment. Most of the medical cadres are now either a detainee, a martyr and a missing person because of the harsh policy of organization against them. This has pushed civilians, including patients, to resort to alternative medicine, “Arab medicine” or rely on experienced people who had previously worked in field hospitals, or the patient can be screened through the social media through which the medical report is sent to doctors living abroad who describe the situation by either typing or voice record.
It is still not beyond reality to say that the double siege imposed by the Assad forces and Daesh on Deir al-Zour has turned the civilian life into a medieval life. The besieged neighborhoods and cities live in total darkness with the continued power outages. As well as the rise in prices of basic food and vegetables produced locally, as well as the prices of fuel amid the interruption of water in all areas controlled by the organization or the Assad forces.
With this suffering, the wave of civilian displacement and the families of the organization continues from Raqqa to the countryside of Deir al-Azur amid an increase in the prices of transport, as well as the rent of houses in areas controlled by the organization, which are overlooked by it.