Daesh now remained only in two small villages east of the Euphrates, and this decline of them came as a result of the military operations launched against Daesh by the international coalition and the SDF.
Hajin city, which was considered the most important position for Daesh east of the Euphrates, fell and Daesh withdrew from the entire city.
The fall of Hajin city brought a great joy to Deir Ezzor’s people, who have been waiting for any news about their sons who were detained by Daesh many years ago.
The people entered Hajin city, looked everywhere, and searched every inch of the city for any sign of their sons, but their sons weren’t there neither among the dead nor among the living.
Some of the main prisons of the organization were bombed, and the others were empty, nothing was there in the prisons, people went to the areas which Daesh had left hoping for news about their sons.
Omran Al-Abdullah, a local from Al-Mayadeen city, told Deir Ezzor 24 network that his brother was arrested by Daesh in late 2014, and the reasons were unknown.
Al-Abdullah said that since then, they have not found anything about his brother even though they had looked everywhere for him, especially the areas from which Daesh withdrew.
He noted that when his mother heard the news about the fall of Hajin, she left the capital Damascus, where she lives, and came to Hajin, looking for her son, but did not find him.
“We had looked for him in the SDF’s lists of prisoners, and did not find his name, it became a dream for us to find anything about him, even if it was his clothes,” Omran said
It should be indicated that Daesh has arrested thousands of civilians from the areas it took control of in the eastern Deir Ezzor countryside, on several charges, but did not tell the people about their sons’ fate, nor did it bring them to any trials.
Omran’s brother is one of the thousands of civilians who were forcibly disappeared by Daesh, and the people still live in the hope that their children are still alive.