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Unknown gunmen rob school in Syria’s Deir ez-Zor

DEIR EZ-ZOR, Syria (North Press) – On Tuesday, a school in the town of Abu Hamam, 80 km east of Deir ez-Zor, east Syria, was robbed by an armed group impersonating the Public Security Forces.

Four unknown gunmen impersonating the Public Security Forces robbed al-Furat Secondary School in the town, after beating the guard, Muhammad al-Huwaish, 35, an employee at the educational complex in the town, said.

The robbers beat the guard, tied him up, and stole electrical equipment, internet equipment, a land phone, and a school CCTV screen, North Press reported al- Huwaish.

The reason for the theft was “the presence of surveillance cameras,” according to what the gunmen told the school guard, without giving any further details.

“Investigations are being conducted to arrest those gunmen,” North Press reported an official of the Asayish in the town.

By wearing the uniform of the Security Forces and beating the guard of the school, the gunmen wanted to distort the fame of the security forces, according to the official.

Recently, the schools in the eastern region have been subject to many theft crime cases.

Two days ago, a school in the town of al-Kishkiyah 85 km east of Deir ez-Zor, was robbed and damaged by unknown assailants.

In a previous statement, Ahmad al-Rawi, head of the educational complex in the town of Abu Hamam, said they sent several letters to the Deir ez-Zor Civil Council demanding the employment of guards to schools in the town.

Three schools in the town of Abu Hamam, 80 km east of Deir ez-Zor, east Syria, were robbed and destroyed by unknown assailants on October 10. 

Reporting by Anwar al-Midan

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