Syrian government counts residents, homes in Deir ez-Zor countryside

DEIR EZ-ZOR, Syria (North Press) – On Monday, the directorate of Municipalities, Social Affairs and Civil Registry Department of the Syrian government started to work on a census of the population and homes in its held areas in the western countryside of Deir ez-Zor.

The committees of the Municipalities and Social Affairs started the census process, starting from the town of al-Masrab, west of Deir ez-Zor, to the town of al-Tebni in the same countryside, in conjunction with another committee started in the city of al-Mayadin, east of Deir ez-Zor. 

“The teams belong to the Municipalities and are accompanied by employees of the Civil Registry Department under the guidance of the Directorate of Real Estate in Deir ez-Zor to inform all parties of the census results and to know the number of the residents in the area and the population residing outside the areas of the Syrian government,” said Fawaz al-Jassem (pseudonym), employee at al-Tebni municipality.  

“The homes, shops and lands whose owners reside outside the government-held areas will counted in order to find out the reasons for living outside their cities and villages, and to seize these properties until their owners return, and see the Real Estate Department in Deir ez-Zor,” he added.  

Reporting by Ahmad al-Mousa